Celebrating Agriculture by Reading to Students

first_imgFarmers across the province are celebrating Agricultural Literacy Week in Nova Scotia from May 4-8 by reading books about agriculture to students in grades 2 and 3. “Many of today’s children do not associate the food they eat with where it comes from and the people who produce it,” said Mark Parent, Minister of Agriculture. “Agricultural Literacy Week brings together children and those who have a connection to agriculture or who produce our food. This helps to make farming real to our younger generation.” More than 50 readers will go into school classrooms throughout the province to read an agricultural book and talk to the students about the industry. The signed book, with suggested activities to help the teachers and students explore the science and culture of farming, will stay in the classroom. “Knowing the importance of food choices will help children understand how these decisions affect their health and the health of our communities,” said Judy Grant, agricultural awareness co-ordinator with the Department of Agriculture. “Agricultural Literacy Week may also spark interest in farming as a career choice for children and help build support for a viable agriculture sector in the province.” Mr. Parent will visit the Grade 3 classes at Port Williams Elementary School, Kings Co., on Monday, May 4. “This is an opportunity to talk to the students about local agriculture and the apple sector in particular,” said Mr. Parent. “The apple industry has been a part of province’s agriculture industry since the early settlers and it continues to contribute to our economy.” Agricultural Literacy Day is sponsored by the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and the Nova Scotia Agricultural Awareness Committee.last_img read more

Direct BCCI to ensure Sourav relinquishes his interests

first_imgNew Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ethics Officer DK Jain has made it clear to the board that former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has tractable conflict and must relinquish his interests and must not continue in more than one position. Jain has given the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president the benefit of doubt, but has also gone on to explain that he must not hold more than one position. “In the instant case, having regard to the afore noted stand of Mr. Ganguly, viz (i) that if it is found by the Ethics Officer that his presence in the CAC (Cricket Advisory Committee) has resulted in a “conflict of interest” situation, as envisaged in Rule 38 of the Rules, his Reply in these Complaints may be treated as his resignation there from immediate effect and (ii) that his involvement with the IPL Franchise has come to an end in May 2019, I declare that in the present case the “Conflict of Interest” is tractable. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”Although it is trite law that the ignorance of the law is no excuse and, Mr. Ganguly was obliged to disclose the requisite information as stipulated in Rule 38(2) of the Rules, but bearing in the mind the fact that the Rules have come into existence only after August 2018, I am inclined to give benefit of doubt to Mr. Ganguly that perhaps he may not have realised that his occupying the said three posts did involve “Conflict of Interest”. “Accordingly, I direct the BCCI to ensure that Mr. Sourav Ganguly relinquishes his interests, which give rise to “Conflict of Interest” and does not continue to occupy more than one post as enumerated in Rule 38(4) of the Rules at any given point of time,” he wrote.last_img read more

Rafael Nadal To Play Tennis At Richard Bransons Necker Cup

first_imgRafael Nadal, Ana Ivanovic, Stefan Edberg, Martina Navratilova and Daniela Hantuchova will be joined by leading, current and past, ATP/WTA players along with Sir Richard Branson in the 2nd annual Necker Cup Pro-am on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands.The event is organized by Premier Tennis Travel, a leader in luxury tennis travel and event management.Sir Richard Branson is excited to host the event again. “Last year’s first ever Necker Cup was a huge success & incredible fun for everyone involved. It’s an honour to have Necker Island host this unique tennis experience again this year and I’m very much looking forward to seeing everybody again and some new faces too.”Amateurs can book a 4 night/5 day all-inclusive team package to the world’s most exclusive tennis Pro-Am by calling (001) 800.376.0975 or clicking here.Amateurs can also win a trip to compete in the Necker Cup Pro-Am by participating in the Corporate Challenge to be held October 4-6th, 2013 at The New York Athletic Club in New York City.Beside world class tennis, Necker Cup Pro-Am guests will enjoy cocktail and dinner parties and also get the chance to meet with top tennis stars and Sir Richard Branson. The final day concludes with a charity exhibition match, dinner, auction and “End of the World” party in the main room of Necker Island’s Great House. 2013 Necker Cup guests will be some of the first to ever see Necker Island’s highly anticipated, newly rebuilt, Great House.Last year’s Necker Cup raised over $1,000,000 for worthy causes. Auction bidders can win unique, once in a lifetime experiences such as: one on one hitting sessions with some of tennis’ best pros, luxurious trips and merchandise, premier tickets to sporting events, signed memorabilia and much more. One hundred percent of all donations from the auction will directly benefit the local BVI community, Virgin Unite, the National Tennis Foundation, Rafa Nadal Foundation and other ATP and WTA player charities.Sir Richard Branson, in conjunction with Premier Tennis Travel, will host a five-day world-class Pro-Am tennis event on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands November 12-16. Sir Richard will join 15 current and former ATP and WTA legends to pair up with 16 amateur teams of all levels. A handicapped scoring format will be used making it competitive tennis for all tennis levels. Teams consist of one pro and up to two amateurs. Teams compete to win their bracket and earn a chance to play in the Necker Cup Final. As well as the tennis, participants can engage in typical Necker Island activities including paddle boarding, Pilates, sailing, kite boarding, wake boarding, snorkeling, massage therapy, beach tennis, parties and more. On the final night, the “End of the World” party will take place and will include an exhibition, a charity dinner and an auction. A portion of event profits and 100 percent of all auction proceeds will go to Virgin Unite, the National Tennis Foundation, and other leading ATP and WTA player charities.last_img read more

Kapanen Andersen lead Maple Leafs over Bruins to take series lead

Auston Matthews snapped a scoreless tie in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs downed the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Friday to take a 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal.Kasperi Kapanen, with a goal and an assist, also scored for Toronto. Frederik Andersen made 28 saves.David Krejci replied for Boston. Tuukka Rask stopped 25 shots.The Leafs will look to wrap up the series at Scotiabank Arena on Sunday afternoon.Game 7, if necessary, would be back at Boston’s TD Garden on Tuesday.The opener for Toronto came after Matthews took a pass from Jake Muzzin and wired a one-timer beyond Rask for his fourth of the playoffs with 8:27 left in regulation.The Bruins challenged for goalie interference on Zach Hyman, but the call on the ice stood after video review. The goal was also the fourth in the three games for Matthews, who, with his head down, pounded the dasher board on the bench in celebration when the goal was confirmed.“I was just praying they were going to call it a good goal. A lot going through you mind there. I haven’t had the best of luck as far as those go,” said Matthews.“It’s nice to get one back. I’ll take one in the playoffs any day of the week.” Kapanen, who came in with zero points in the series, helped set up his team’s first, and then scored its second when he finished off a 3-on-2 just 2:12 later.Boston pulled Rask with under three minutes to go, and Krejci got the home side within one with 44 seconds left, which stood after a review for offside.But Toronto held firm and will go home with a chance close out the Bruins for the franchise’s first series win since 2004.Leafs coach Mike Babcock gave Matthews high praise for his performance.“I thought tonight in particular, this was his best 200-foot game of the playoffs. He was outstanding,” said Babcock, who moved into seventh on the NHL’s all-time list for wins among head coaches with his 90th. “He was involved in so many breakouts. He was there available for the defence.“I thought he played great. I was impressed with him and proud of him. He should feel good about himself.” #WATCH as following the @MapleLeafs win over Boston @Marner93 hands his his stick to a young girl sporting a Leafs jersey and a sign that read, “Marner #16 I am your future wife Can I have a stick? … or a ring” #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/elwi4qL1Lp— CityNews Toronto (@CityNews) April 20, 2019Scoreless through 40 minutes, Leafs defenceman Travis Dermott made a huge shot block on Sean Kuraly early in the third.The Leafs got their first power play – after getting whistled for three against – when the Bruins were called for too many men on the ice, but couldn’t get anything through despite some good pressure before Matthews broke the deadlock.The Leafs missed a big chance to grab a 3-1 stranglehold at Scotiabank Arena in Game 5, falling behind 2-0 early and 5-2 in the third period before a late rally came up short in a 6-4 loss.Boston, which beat Toronto in seven games both last spring and in 2013 at the same stage of the playoffs, got its second power play of the evening early in the second, but Andersen stopped Patrice Bergeron on the Bruins’ best chance.The Leafs goalie made another good save later in the period on Brad Marchand before Mitch Marner fired the puck over the glass to hand the home side its third straight man advantage.But the only real opportunity came when Kapanen, who entered with three points in his last 19 games, fired high over Rask’s net on a short-handed breakaway. The winger scored on a similar play while killing a penalty last spring – a goal that gave Toronto a 4-3 lead in Game 7.Boston appeared to go ahead with 7:21 left in the period, but Krejci’s shot that looked to have gone in at first glance hit the post and stayed out, much to the chagrin of the mostly black-and-yellow clad 17,565 at TD Garden.Tyler Ennis had another look for Toronto, stepping around Matt Grzelcyk off the rush only to have Rask get a glove on his short-side effort.After being largely held in check through the first nine periods of the series at 5 on 5, the Bruins’ top line of Marchand, Bergeron and David Pastrnak registered six points in Game 4, although the latter played with Krejci and Jake DeBrusk most of the night as head coach Bruce Cassidy gave the Leafs a different setup.Those combinations continued early Friday, with Danton Heinen against skating on the right side with Marchand and Bergeron, until Pastrnak was reunited with his usual linemates in the second.Trailing the Bruins 3-1 in the series at this time last year, the Leafs pulled off a 4-3 victory at TD Garden to force Game 6 back in Toronto. The Leafs would win that one 3-1, but fell 7-4 in Game 7 in Boston after leading 4-3 through two periods.Toronto carried over its strong play late in Game 4 into Friday’s opening period, but failed to generate any quality chances other than a deflection off the stick of Matthews that Rask handled.Boston started to push near the midway point, with Pastrnak and DeBrusk coming close from in tight.The Bruins got a power play, which had torched the Leafs for five goals on 11 chances through four games, but the visitors held firm. Andersen made a couple of big stops, including one on Bergeron.Notes: Kuraly returned to Boston’s fourth line after breaking his right hand on March 21. Joakin Nordstrom was a healthy scratch. … Puck drop Sunday is set for 3 p.m. ET. Boston played 12 afternoon games in the regular season, while Toronto suited up for only one – Jan. 3 at home against Minnesota. read more

Derek Fisher Goes From Court to Taking Over as

On Tuesday, NBA veteran Derek Fisher took on New York, saying he’s prepared and excited that his first NBA coaching job is with the New York Knicks — two weeks after playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder.“I am experienced,” Fisher, 39, said at a press conference. “Basketball is a game that I am experienced in playing, understanding, leading in, guiding in, helping another group of people achieve the greatest gift in the world as a professional athlete, and that’s being a champion … and that’s the experience that I plan on sharing with these players, sharing with this organization.”Knicks president Phil Jackson introduced Fisher at the team’s training facility Tuesday. Yahoo! Sports reported Monday that Fisher and the Knicks were in the process of finalizing a five-year, $25 million agreement.Fisher’s relationship with Jackson was a key factor that led him to New York. Fisher won five titles while playing in parts of nine seasons for Jackson with the Los Angeles Lakers.“That’s why I’m here,” Fisher said. “That’s why I took advantage of this opportunity, to be a part of that process. … We know without a doubt that we can re-establish what that means, what that is.”Jackson, who originally offered the job to another former player, Steve Kerr, said: “Derek has a long, laundry list of coaches that he’s worked under and had a tremendous amount of success, and we welcome him.”Kerr accepted an offer to coach the Golden State Warriors, spurning Jackson and the Knicks after Jackson said they had a verbal agreement. Once Kerr chose the Warriors, Jackson focused on Fisher, who played in an NBA-record 259 playoff games and won an NBA-record 161.Fisher is an 18-year NBA veteran who also served as president of the National Basketball Players Association during the 2011 lockout. read more

Arrears medical cards job loss What people sought advice for online in

first_imgA WEBSITE FOR people worried about mortgage arrears, experiencing rent difficulties, or are fearful they might lose their home saw a 78 per cent increase in visits last year.Figures released today by the Citizens Information Board show its microsite, keepingyourhome.ie, saw 136,047 visits in 2013, with an average of 7,696 unique visits every month.Government information portal Citizensinformation.ie, the CIB’s primary advice website, also saw 14 million visits last year, up 37 per cent.People visiting the website were mostly seeking information on medical cards and Jobseeker’s Allowance.Rent supplementOther popular sections included how to renew a passport, rent supplement, and what is required for an Irish visa.Losingyourjob.ie, which provides advice how to handle reduced hours or pay, job less, claiming social welfare, getting back into employment, and emigration, saw a 18 per cent increase in visits, with an average of 8,000 unique visits per month.The self-employed also sought advice online more frequently, with selfemployedsupports.ie seeing a 71 per cent increase.The sites are provided by the Citizens Information Board, who launched a number of smaller websites to cater for “changing economic circumstances”.Arrears: €1.9 billion in outstanding debt on sub-prime mortgages >David Hall: Only bankers would benefit from my winning a seat in Europe >last_img read more

89yearold man arrested in the US for alleged war crimes as a

first_imgBreyer appeared in a US district court in Philadelphia on Wednesday where magistrate Timothy Rice denied him bail due to the severity of the charges.Boyle said his client was in poor health and appeared frail and dishevelled in court after spending his first night in prison.“He suffers from dementia, he’s had a couple of strokes, he has heart problems,” he said.Changes in prosecutionFor more than 60 years German courts only prosecuted Nazi war criminals if evidence showed they personally committed atrocities.But in 2011 a Munich court sentenced another US immigrant to five years in prison for more than 27,000 counts of accessory to murder, establishing that all former camp guards can be tried.Auschwitz is an enduring symbol of Nazi Germany’s genocide of six million European Jews, of whom one million were killed there from 1940 to 1945.US Secretary of State John Kerry will ultimately need to decide whether Breyer can be extradited to Germany.The US government tried to revoke Breyer’s citizenship over the allegations in the 1990s, but took no action after it was determined at trial he did not serve voluntarily, Boyle said.- © AFP, 2014Read: “This was democracy’s beachhead” – world remembers D-Day > Read: Argentina wants to try a Spanish Fascist-era policeman accused of torture, but Spain won’t extradite him > AN 89-YEAR-OLD MAN has been arrested and denied bail in the United States for alleged war crimes as a teenage Nazi guard at Auschwitz.Johann Breyer, a retired machinist born in Czechoslovakia to a US mother, admits joining the Waffen SS aged 17 but denies being a guard at the concentration camp in German-occupied Poland.He emigrated to the United States after World War II and is married with children and grandchildren.But German authorities in 2012 opened an inquiry against him on suspicion he was an accessory in the killings of hundreds of thousands of Jews in 1944 as an Auschwitz guard.US media quoted court documents as saying that Breyer has been charged on 158 counts of aiding and abetting Nazi atrocities.His lawyer Dennis Boyle told AFP that Breyer was arrested in Philadelphia on Tuesday on a warrant from the German government and faces an extradition hearing on August 21.Breyer insists he was only in a field artillery unit of the Waffen SS and deserted weeks later after serving in the vicinity of Auschwitz, but not as a prison guard. A note on the door of Johann Breyer saying We do not have any comment. Please leave. Source: AP/Press Association Images“He denies any involvement in any war crimes whatsoever. He was never a Nazi,” Boyle said, adding that his client had spent time in a Russian prisoner-of-war camp at the end of World War II. He said:He was as much a victim of the Nazis as anyone else. He did not volunteer to be in the SS, he did not want to be in the SS, he deserted from the SS.last_img read more

International Space Station experiment explores fire in microgravity

first_imgSay what you will about the International Space Station (ISS), but it seems like it’s being put to good use. One of the currently running experiments is taking a look at how fire burns in micro-gravity, and how to create extinguishing substances to create a safer environment for future space voyages. Called Project Flex (Flame Extinguishment Experiment), the video above depicts the experiment in action, which is run from the ground using cameras and telemetry.Researchers on Earth control robotic arms that release small droplets of flammable materials, such as heptane or methanol, that are then ignited and studied. There has been some interesting results of these experiments, including the fact that some of the material remains burning after the flames have been put out. There is no explanation for this phenomenon, but scientists are working hard on coming up with an answer. Because there is very little gravity on board the ISS, the burning chemicals don’t spread out like they do on Earth. They remain suspended, floating in the air, causing the fire to burn simultaneously on all of its sides. The burning halo effect is an interesting one to watch. Putting the space-borne fires out is more complex than on the ground, as they use oxygen at a slower rate because of the absence of gravity. On Earth, as you know, hot gasses can rise away from the fire source, which works to draw oxygen back into the flames to continue to feed the conflagration. As you have probably deduced, this doesn’t happen in space, because weight has no bearing on substances. Fire therefore relies on molecular diffusion to continue to burn. This is a much slower process than terrestrial-based fires, so in essence space fires burn slower.The FLEX experiments have been ongoing for the past year, and will continue on through 2012. Some of the benefits that have come out of the project are the development of a denser extinguishing material suitable to put flames out during a space voyage as well as the recreation of what happens inside a combustion engine. This is done to try to study ways to make engines burn fuel cleaner and more efficiently. I for one would like to see them experiment with cooking barbecue over the slow burning droplets, it looks like it would be the perfect environment!Read more at Space.com.last_img read more

Un mini tatouage à dent pour prévenir les maladies

first_imgUn mini “tatouage” à dent pour prévenir les maladiesDes scientifiques de l’université de Princeton ont mis au point un petit “tatouage” à dent capable de détecter dans la bouche la présence de bactéries et ainsi d’informer les équipes médicales d’une éventuelle infection.C’est un ingénieux dispositif qu’ont mis au point des chercheurs de l’université de Princeton. Un dispositif qui ne mesure pas plus… qu’une dent. Et pour cause, c’est précisément sur les dents que ce drôle de petit graphique est destiné à être posé. Objectif : détecter dans la bouche la présence de bactéries et donc les signes potentiels d’une éventuelle infection. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Pour concevoir ce “tatouage” à dents, les chercheurs ont utilisé du graphène, une couche de carbone pas plus épaisse qu’un atome, à laquelle ils ont ajouté des électrodes et une bobine d’induction microscopique, explique Popsci.com. Ils ont ensuite implanté des peptides antibactériens, des séquences d’acides aminées bien précises, capables de se lier aux bactéries et par là-même de révéler leur présence. Ils ont au final ainsi obtenu un détecteur très sensible et sans fil en mesure d’identifier précisément quelle bactérie se trouve à l’intérieur de la bouche où il est fixé.  Une fois les bactéries détectées, le tatouage intelligent peut alors transmettre les informations au personnel médical pour par exemple révéler l’état d’un patient. Au cours d’un essai, un étudiant a soufflé sur une dent de vache où était implanté le dispositif et celui-ci a bel et bien analysé les molécules présentes dans son haleine. Selon Michael McAlpine et ses collègues qui publient leurs travaux dans la revue Nature Communication, l’invention pourrait être utilisée dans les hôpitaux ou les installations où des bactéries résistantes peuvent proliférer. D’autant plus que les dents ne sont pas le seul endroit où peut être fixé ce dispositif autocollant et très élastique qui peut aussi être implanté sur des tissus voire du matériel. Désormais, les chercheurs comptent donc breveter leur invention et débuter la commercialisation. Si garder un tel “tatouage” sur la dent demandera tout de même un peu d’attention pour éviter qu’il se décolle, c’est tout de même un pas de plus franchi dans la mise au point de détecteurs passifs capables de prévenir les maladies.Le 6 avril 2012 à 11:54 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Questex Acquired by Shamrock Capital Advisors

first_imgSince then, Questex has been building out its event and digital platforms and, says president and CEO Kerry Gumas, the board this year deemed the company ready to look for a new financial backer. Gumas says the sales process started several months ago and Shamrock, which focuses its investments in the media and communications markets, expressed interest early on. The deal will leave Questex intact—the executive team will continue, as will the staff. “There is nothing in the transaction that will affect either the staff, management or the portfolio,” says Gumas.Going forward, Gumas says the company now has the wherewithal to more broadly invest in some focused technology rollouts that it’s been testing in specific markets. “We’re going to build out the tech-enabled solutions—lead-gen, digital media tools and e-commerce tools—on an enterprise-wide basis and take them across the portfolio,” he says. “Over the last few years, we’ve run some very effective pilots in specific markets to prove out the technology solutions we want to bring to market.”Gumas adds that now that Shamrock is on the scene, Questex will be making more acquisitions as well.The compay is based in Newton, Massachusetts and employs about 350 people. Questex is announcing today that it’s being acquired by private equity firm Shamrock Capital Advisors, Folio: has learned.Deal terms were not disclosed, but one source pegs the company’s revenues at just over $100 million.  Questex, which serves the hospitality and travel, beauty and life sciences markets, emerged from bankruptcy protection in late 2009 after completing a financial restructuring which resulted in the company’s sale to a group of undisclosed senior lenders.last_img read more

Houstons Heavy Industry Gears Up For Harvey

first_img Listen X Marathon Petroleum Corporation Marathon Petroleum Corporation Galveston Bay refinery at night. Texas City, TexasHouston’s heavy industry is gearing up for Harvey.Refineries say they’re closely watching the forecast. Congressman Gene Green, whose district is filled with heavy industry, says some plants will likely scale down in the days ahead.“They’re probably already doing it right now,” he says, “whether it be Exxon in Baytown, Shell in Deer Park, or the other three refineries that are actually in our district.”In Corpus Christi, reports say two refineries are closing down. Petrochemical giant LyondellBasell says it’s activated severe weather plans at facilities in Houston, Corpus Christi and Bay City.“There are just a ton of things going on as we speak to kind of  batten down the hatches, says Rice University flood expert Phil Bedient. He says plants along Houston’s Ship Channel are mostly equipped to handle the heavy rains Harvey’s expected to bring.“In the absence of any significant storm surge, it’s going to be a much safer situation for them,” he says. In the Gulf, oil companies have been evacuating off platforms. Government data showed almost 10% of Gulf of Mexico oil production was temporarily halted by Harvey as of Thursday morning. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:03 Sharelast_img read more

Wyatt Voted ACC Player of the Week

first_imgWyatt is the second straight Louisville player to win the weekly honor, after freshman Alex Binelas received the award one week ago. It marks the first time the Cardinals have won the conference’s Player of the Week award in consecutive weeks since joining the league in 2015. The strong performance last week continues the tear the All-American has been on over the previous eight contests, in which he is batting .472 with five doubles, four homers, 20 RBIs and 14 runs scored. For the season, Wyatt has his average up to .321 with seven long balls and 38 runs batted in. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville junior baseball player Logan Wyatt was named the ACC Player of the Week on Monday. Louisville will be in nonconference action for its next five games, starting on Tuesday evening with a midweek game at Cincinnati. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., ET. Print Friendly Version Wyatt was red-hot last week, hitting .550 (11-for-20) as the Cardinals picked up a win at Kentucky and took two of three from Miami. The junior had three doubles, three homers and drove in 12 runs over the four games. Wyatt also had one of the highlights of the week with a straight steal of home in the fifth inning of Saturday’s series finale as the Cardinals rallied back from a 6-0 deficit to win 9-6. Story Links Notre Dame sophomore Tommy Vail was also named the league’s Pitcher of the Week. ACC baseball weekly honors are determined by a vote of a media panel and are announced each Monday throughout the regular season.last_img read more

Allianz to underwrite STA Travel insurance

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Allianz Global Assistance Australia and STA Travel have announced a new deal that will allow Allianz to underwrite travel insurance products sold through STA.STA Travel Australia general manager David Green said the five year deal would meet demand for assurances related to travel insurance.“Despite all manner of planning, any travel comes with inherent risk,” Mr Green said.“Allianz Global Assistance has a proven track record in helping travellers abroad in need of medical or emergency assistance and will help our business continue to get people out exploring the world safely.”Last year, Allianz Global Assistance Australia provided assistance for up to 18,000 travellers who required emergency medical assistance overseas.last_img

Iceland hosts film tourism conference in Chennai and Hyderabad

first_imgEmbassy of Iceland, with an aim to increase tourist footfalls from India, had organised and hosted a film tourism conference for the Tamil & Telugu film industries. The event, which took place in Chennai and Hyderabad, saw the presence of top producers and cinematographers from the industry. Through their addresses, H.E Thorir Ibsen, Ambassador of Iceland to India and Kumar Sitaraman, Honorary Consul General of Iceland in Chennai encouraged the filmmakers to shoot in the country. They also showcased scenic locales and enlisted benefits provided to filmmakers opting to shoot in Iceland.Ambassador Thorir said, “Iceland has many advantages as a filming location. One among them is the spectacular variety of landscapes and locations found within short distances of one another. The local crews available are well experienced and well trained for producing quality films in tough conditions. Besides these, the incentives for filming in Iceland will be increased from the current 20% to 25% in 2017. We are looking forward to work with many more Indian film-makers and are hoping to see Iceland more often on the big screen.”Sitaraman, who attended the conference in both cities added, “Iceland received 1000+ tourists from India last year. We are hoping that the numbers of tourists from India increases after audiences watch the many impressive landscapes and natural beauty the country has through the big screen.”last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter This October in a fir

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterThis October, in a first for the city, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong will host exclusive classes, one-to-one private therapy sessions and a weekend retreat package, led by the renowned Naam Yoga pioneer, Anastasia Williams.The first to introduce Naam and Harmonyum healing to Australia and now to Asia, Williams brings 20 years of extensive knowledge, practice and study to this unique style of yoga that involves a synthesis of yogic asana (movement), mudra (hand postures), breath, rhythm, stretching, acupressure and vocal vibration infused with Universal Kabbalah.“Benefits of this style of yoga include balancing brain, glandular, digestive and nervous system functions, reducing emotional and mental disturbances, relieving anxiety and depression and slowing down the ageing process. After all, happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present,” says Helene Almgren, Director of Spa and Wellness of The Oriental Spa.Naam is suitable for all ages and abilities and, while a weekend retreat will provide long-term benefits, individual classes will also leave attendees feeling revitalised, connected and confident.Williams also specializes in Harmonyum healing, a unique gentle form of bodywork that helps connect physical, mental, emotional and energetic intelligence, consciousness and collective functions.“It is ideal for those seeking healing and insight on a more personalised level with a deep sense of peace, and has been described as akin to 20 years of meditation,” Williams says.The two rejuvenating retreats, available from 7 to 9 October or 14 to 16 October, are each limited to 16 persons and are priced at HKD 7895 plus 10 per cent service charge including yogi lunches and morning smoothies. For guests wishing to stay zen the full weekend, bookings can be made for two-night accommodation, breakfast, set lunch, daily smoothie and a selection of one of the hotel’s newest signature in-room bath experience package at HKD 15,800 plus 10 per cent service charge per person per room or at HKD 22,800 plus 10 per cent service charge for two persons in one double room. The Urban Retreats are dedicated respectively to ‘Vitality and Vibrancy in the Modern World’ and ‘Courage, Confidence and Self-Love’.Designed as an exclusive ‘staycation-style’ retreat, the packages include morning and afternoon yoga sessions, access to the hotel’s state-of-the-art spa heat and water facilities, use of yoga mats and props, delicious lunches and fresh smoothies. And there is plenty of time to enjoy the luxury accommodation, the hotel amenities or to simply relax beside the swimming pool and discover why The Oriental Spa is one of only nine hotel spas in the world to attain Triple Five Star ratings in the Forbes Travel Guide.About Anastasia WilliamsAnastasia Williams is a certified yoga practitioner dedicated to working with the mind, body and soul connections towards greater health, success and total wellbeing. A pioneer of the teachings of Naam Yoga and Meditation alongside Harmonyum Healing, Anastasia studied directly with Dr Levry (founder of Naam Yoga & Harmonyum Healing) alongside other master teachers in yoga, meditation and consciousness. Her approach offers yoga and meditation as an effective way to approach one’s self and life with courage, reverence and a conscious heart with classes that are masterful, offering practical understanding and application towards growth, healing and success. Anastasia is also the founder of the renowned ‘Magnify Your Light Retreats’ with students from around the world engaging in group and private classes.About Naam YogaNaam Yoga is a synthesis of East meets West: the yogic principles and elements from the East and the Kabalistic principles and elements representing the West.A prescriptive and preventative practice, it features tools that are both educational and translatable to daily life including meditative, energetic, physical, breath, nutritional and daily life practices.Classes and Urban Retreat available from 3 to 19 October.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Nicosia race club says risks bankruptcy if municipal levy raised

first_imgThe Nicosia (horse) Race Club warned on Monday it risked bankruptcy if parliament agreed to raise a municipal levy on betting by half a percentage point, which is the demand of the hosting local authority, Ayios Dhometios.The matter was discussed before the House interior committee whose members heard that raising the levy to 1.5 per cent would fetch the municipality an additional €200,000 annually.A Race Club representative told MPs that for the industry to continue to operate, securing thus thousands of jobs, it was necessary not only to refrain from raising the municipal levy but also to scrap it.He said the club has been in an uphill struggle for the past eight years to avoid bankruptcy and save thousands of jobs.To go on operating, the club has already dipped into its reserves, MPs heard.In 2016 and 2017, the club lost some €9.2m on local betting while it collected some €8.7m from bets on foreign races – a net loss of €489,167.Horse racing betting representatives have also lost part of their commission as part of an austerity drive, which saw horse breeders and owners lose around €3.8m.“Other professional classes such as trainers and jockeys also experience the same tragic financial situation, as well as club staff who are demanding at least what had been cut,” he said.Since 1982, when the levy was introduced, the Ayios Dhometios municipality has collected some €18.7m. The proceeds in 2017 reached €326,129.Mayor Costas Petrou said the racetrack’s operation has been creating problems for years.“There is disturbance, stench, uncleanliness, new residents cannot be attracted around the racetrack and properties are degraded. Stimulus projects are needed to offset the problem,” Petrou said.Discussion will continue at a later date. You May LikeLifeInTheGoldenYears.com11 Most Difficult Dogs To RaiseLifeInTheGoldenYears.comUndo100JournalNewsTop 10 Largest Living Birds In The World100JournalNewsUndoMattress ReviewsHere Are The New Mattresses Everybody Is Talking AboutMattress ReviewsUndo New York state decriminalizes pot, stops short of Cuomo’s legalisation callUndoProtest outside the House over foreclosures lawUndoKorkolis brings magic to the stageUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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