You might also be interested in ‘World’s first’ automatic mango harvester develope … September 23 , 2018 The Australian strawberry industry has been dealt another blow after the needle tampering scandal spread to a punnet of fruit in New Zealand over the weekend.New Zealand supermarket chain Countdown, which is owned by Australian group Woolworths, has withdrawn the Choice brand of Australian strawberries after a customer in Auckland found needles in the product.The fruit was sourced from Western Australia, on the opposite side of the country to where the crisis began in Southeast Queensland. It is not yet clear where the contamination occurred in the supply chain.”At Countdown we take food safety very seriously and we have withdrawn any remaining Choice strawberries from sale from Countdown, SuperValue and FreshChoice supermarkets while we investigate this with our suppliers,” Countdown said in a statement.”Customers can return any Choice brand of strawberries they may have at home to Countdown for peace of mind and a full refund.”As an extra precaution and following similar advice from public health authorities in Australia, customers should cut up any Australian strawberries before eating them.”The chain emphasized there had been no reports of illness or injury in New Zealand, and that it was in contact with both New Zealand and Australian authorities as they investigate this matter.”This does not affect New Zealand strawberries which are now on our shelves,” the chain clarified. Australia: Costa Group upbeat for 2019 despite pro … Australian veggie exports jump in 2018 … After the scandal hit, Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources enforced interim control measures for strawberry exports with a “nil tolerance” approach to metal contaminants.In a statement given to Freshfruitportal.com, a spokesperson for the department said New Zealand authorities were investigating the report, and “at this stage it is unverified”.”This product would have been exported before the stronger export control requirements were implemented and enforced,” the spokesperson said.”The Department is confident these stronger measures are managing the risk and providing assurances to trading partners.”On Friday, police in South Australia charged an Adelaide man for making a false report about purchasing contaminated strawberries from a metropolitan supermarket. The 34-year-old is set to appear before the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Oct. 24. “Police wish to advise the public that serious penalties apply for making false claims to police, in particular, in relation to recent fruit contamination,” South Australia Police said. The news comes after a massive demonstration of support for the industry from the Australian public, with the Queensland strawberry industry and produce association Growcom thanking everyone for the “strawberry love”.”Growers have been overwhelmed by the community support,” the strawberry industry association and Growcom said in a joint statement.”Be aware that it may take a little time for supply to be back to normal so don’t be angry if you see empty shelves, some other enthusiastic strawberry lover has just beaten you to it.” Australia ag robotics startup Agerris raises US$4. …
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Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments Share Make no mistake, if the Cards are going to run the ball more and get Andre Ellington touches, their defense has got to keep them in games and not allow opponents to get leads and make Carson & Co. one dimensional. But if Todd Bowles’ defense continues to play the way they have in the first half of the season, B.A. will continue to pound the ball more and more.B.A. is an excellent coach with a great offensive mind; he does like to throw the ball and he is dogmatic…but he’s not delusional. – / 18 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Carson Palmer pick occurred at the 5:47 mark of the first quarter. From that point forward, Big Red had 50 more snaps and threw the ball only 13 times. Andre Ellington and Stepfan Taylor became the focal point of the offense. Much of this had to do with the success the Cards were having on the ground, but maybe there was something more? I think it’s very possible that B.A. had an epiphany: he can’t keep putting his defense in bad situations and expect to win games. Palmer has thrown 14 interceptions, and many of them have led to points for opposing offenses. The defense has been very good all year. Not only have they done an excellent job creating turnovers, shutting down the run and holding teams to minimal points on sudden change, where the offense turns the ball over and the defense is right back on the field, but they have proven to be the strength of this team. And Bruce Arians will be the first one to admit it. There was another interesting byproduct that came out of channeling Lombardi: Carson Palmer started playing well. He was truly in a three-dimensional offense. And Palmer rallied himself — as he has a few times this season. He played much better the rest of the way. He threw two touchdown passes to Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd that were as good as you could execute. He settled down and managed the game. And maybe this is the type of offense he needs to be in at this point of his career? Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Many coaches fall into the trap of their system, their philosophy, their belief about the style of football they wish to play and see any deviation from that dogma as capitulation.That’s why I was so impressed with B.A. on Sunday. He morphed into Vince Lombardi.The Cardinals started the game by throwing the ball five times in their first eight plays from scrimmage. Then, Carson Palmer threw a bad pick to Asante Samuel that resulted in three points for Atlanta. From that point forward, everything changed and B.A. called the game more like Marty Schottenheimer than the gunslinger that he is. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Fitzgerald suffered the injury while trying to recover a Titans’ onside kick late in the fourth quarter of the contest. Though initially possessing the ball, a vicious, mid-air hit jarred it from Fitzgerald’s grip and the Titans recovered. FOX cameras showed a visibly shaken up Fitzgerald on the sidelines immediately after the play, and the receiver headed to the locker room shortly after. Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires On Monday, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians updated the media regarding the status of wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who reportedly suffered a concussion in Sunday’s 37-34 overtime win versus the Tennessee Titans.“He passed whatever tests he needed to pass to come out of the stadium,” the coach said. “But that’s still a long ways to go from being cleared.”Information was not immediately available following the game, but the receiver, himself, tweeted that he’d return “ASAP”. Great win today @AZCardinals! Thx for the love & support my friends I will bounce back ASAP.— Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) December 16, 2013 – / 20
Comments Share You’ve got 10 minutes — good luck! Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals rolled to a 28-3 win over the New York Jets on Monday Night Football, fueled by a star performance from running back David Johnson.The second-year player ran for 111 yards and three touchdowns in only his second Monday Night appearance. It got us to thinking — what players have scored the most touchdowns in the 46-year history of Monday Night Football?That’s your Trivia Tuesday challenge this week; to name all 28 players who have scored ten or more times on MNF. Included as hints are the position of each player and the range of years they appeared in Monday night games.
https://twitter.com/CauldronICYMI/status/792816473404153856Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson has uncommon speed for a player listed at 224 pounds.He also, apparently, has incredible leaping ability.Johnson took a screen pass from Carson Palmer against the Carolina Panthers and had defensive back Robert McClain bearing down on him. So what’d he do?With little time to do much else after he made the difficult catch, Johnson hurdled the diving McClain from a near stand-still. Air @DavidJohnson31 takes flight. pic.twitter.com/uRAcqtHsvW— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) October 30, 2016 Arizona Cardinals’ David Johnson (31) hurdles Carolina Panthers’ Robert McClain (27) in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) He proceeded to earn a first down on a 14-yard gain thanks to a side-stepping move to avoid a second would-be tackler, linebacker Luke Kuechly, and then finished a few extra yards with some power when he met a pack of Carolina defenders.Here’s a full replay of the entire play — plus a solid still-shot capturing Johnson’s leap. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments Share Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires A slow-mo look at @DavidJohnson31’s hurdle! https://t.co/fsSlga2ixJ— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) October 30, 2016 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling
— Karlos Dansby received a veteran’s day off, allowing Martin to run with the first-team defense.— After practice, Chandler Jones sprinted out of the stadium to catch a flight to Anaheim to watch his older brother Jon fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 214. Several teammates, including Frostee Rucker, took to Twitter to offer their support using the hashtag #TeamJones.Injury updateThe sleeve Bethel was spotted wearing on his left knee at practice Friday was because he had hyperextended it the day before, according to head coach Bruce Arians.The injury is not considered serious.“It should be just a couple of days, but we’ll be careful with it,” Arians said.Joining Bethel on the sidelines during the “Red & White Practice” were cornerback Bouka (ankle), wide receiver John Brown (quad), wide receiver Aaron Dobson (hamstring), linebacker Alani Fua (knee) and defensive tackle Ed Stinson (hamstring). Dollar linebacker Deone Bucannon (ankle) remains on the physically unable to perform list and linebacker Jarvis Jones (quad) on the non-football injury list.Follow Craig Grialou on Twitter Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald flips the ball in the air after making a long gain on a pass reception during NFL football training camp Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) “That’s always one of the most competitive drills because of the situation, short-yardage and really good-on-good; you know, who’s the best. I think we got a good mix: the offense won some, defense won some. Of course, I’d like to see more defense but I think that’s a good sign for the team,” defensive tackle Corey Peters said.Six weeks still remain before the season opener at Detroit, but Saturday provided the 2017 Cardinals their first game-like atmosphere.“You come out and you got a lot of fans. Hitting is live, so you’re playing real football. It’s kind of like that first real taste of the preseason,” right tackle Jared Veldheer said.Prior to practice, team president Michael Bidwill recognized Larry Fitzgerald, David Johnson and Patrick Peterson for their 2016 Pro Bowl selections, presenting each with their own framed jersey.Zamort moves up depth chart before being carted offWhen it comes time for fans and the media to discuss the competition for the starting cornerback position opposite Peterson, one name is often left out and that’s Ronald Zamort.“I ain’t even know you was all talking,” he said, a big smile on his face prior to practice.People are now. For the second straight practice, with Bethel unavailable, Zamort received reps with the first-team defense, ahead of Brandon Williams, whom many had thought was Bethel’s backup.“Whatever you want to read into it. He’s playing with the first team instead of Brandon,” Arians said, adding about the 25-year-old Zamort. “Ronnie’s having a hell of a camp. He had a good camp last year, went right to the wire (as far as making the team). He’s better outside; he was more of a nickel last year. But he’s really worked himself into the outside rotation and is really solid. He’s having a great camp.”All of this, however, was before a scary moment midway through practice when Zamort had to be carted off the field with what appeared to be a right leg injury.After not being added to the final 53-man roster in 2016, Zamort went back to Western Michigan University — where he played in college — and got a job as a youth counselor at a detention center. It’s where he was working when the Cardinals called and signed him to the practice squad in Week 16.The Cardinals brought him back this season on a futures contract.Listed at 5-10 and 174-pounds, Zamort believes his improved technique, ability to defend bigger receivers and overall confidence level are just some of the reasons why he’s moved up the depth chart. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories GLENDALE, Ariz. – The energy and intensity picked up in Saturday’s practice, the seventh of Arizona Cardinals training camp. Of course, that was to be expected with the annual “Red & White Practice,” which typically attracts the largest crowd of camp.More than 25,000 fans — the second straight year the Cardinals eclipsed that mark — filled the lower bowl inside University of Phoenix Stadium to watch what was a two-plus hour full-padded practice that featured goal line work and the first live tackling of camp. “It means a lot,” he said, regarding running with the first team. “It’s a humbling experience just to be out there to compete day in and day out.”With Zamort’s injury, though, and cornerbacks Justin Bethel and Elie Bouka already on the sidelines, there’s more uncertainty than ever surrounding the position.Notable— Twice in three goal line plays the first-team offense scored on the second-team defense; both touchdowns were run in by Kerwynn Williams.— The first-team defense allowed one touchdown and prevented the second-team defense from scoring two other times, including a nice open-field tackle by Gabe Martin on Gerald Christian, who had caught a short swing-pass to the right.— Several loud collisions were heard once the tackling started, though none of them involved Johnson on the field; he was a spectator during that portion of practice.— Fans saved their loudest reaction for whenever Fitzgerald caught a pass, which he did several times for touchdowns.— Early in 11-on-11 drills, the offense ran several end-around plays with either Jaron Brown or J.J. Nelson.— The one big defensive play in practice was Peterson’s interception of Carson Palmer on ball tipped by Tyvon Branch; the pass was intended for Brown. 3 Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Accor is set to build on its stock of New Zealand hotels under its Sofitel brand, to give it four properties in the country.SO Sofitel Auckland is set to open in early 2018 in the redeveloped Reserve Bank building, when it will become the first SO Sofitel in the Pacific region. Located on Customs Street in the heart of Auckland’s CBD, it will have 130 rooms with a bold avant-garde design and views across the Waitemata Harbour.Club rooms all have balconies and access to Club Signature, which has its own al fresco terrace and bar. The rooftop Hi-SO bar will complement the French restaurant and will offer an extensive menu of champagne, wine and cocktails. Other facilities will include a state-of-the-art SO Fit gym, indoor lap pool and SO Spa.Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa has unveiled its opulent Penthouse No. 10. With the latest technology, a private movie theatre and large patio with six-person Jacuzzi, it also offers sweeping views of Lake Wakatipu. The hotel’s expanded facilities also include the elegant 1789 Wine & Jazz Lounge, next to the Club Lounge.Following its temporary closure late last year, Sofitel Wellington is expected to reopen in October. Located in the heart of Wellington’s business/government hub, the hotel was the New Zealand capital’s first internationally branded five-star hotel to open in 20 years.
To celebrate National Cask Ale Week 2009 (6-13th April), Skyscanner takes a look at the world’s biggest beer drinking nations. Pack your pint glass and become a beer tourist in the planet’s best places to sample nature’s nectar.1. Czech Republic (beer consumption per capita: 156.9 litres) – in at the top spot, it’s the Czechs who down 156.9 litres of the amber nectar per capita every year! Known worldwide for beers such as Pilsner Urquell and Budvar – the original Budweiser, it’s perhaps not surprising the Czechs drink so much of the stuff.Skyscanner favourite beer: Staropramen.Find flights to Czech Republic 2. Ireland (131.1 litres) – home to many great brews, including Guinness, one of the biggest beer brands around, it’s no big surprise that the Irish are big on beer. Be sure to visit Dublin’s Guinness Brewery to learn how the black gold is brewed, see their famous advertising campaigns and of course enjoy your free sample.Skyscanner favourite beer: Kilkenny.Find cheap flights to Ireland 3. Germany (115.8 litres) – Oktoberfest, which actually begins in September, is Germany’s biggest celebration of beer, but the Germans are big drinkers all year round, consuming 115.8 litres per capita annually. There are many styles to choose from: try a Bavarian Weissbeer (white beer), Rauchbier (smoked beer) or if you’re tough enough – bock, a strong lager over 6.4% alcohol – prost!Skyscanner favourite beer: Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse.Find cheap flights to Germany 4. Australia (109.9 litres) – the Aussies love a cold ‘stubbie’, but regional brand loyalty is very strong Down Under, meaning that many stick to the beer of their home state (for example, Queenslanders drink Castlemaine XXXX, Victorians drink Victoria Bitter etc). However, the numbers of microbrewers are growing, especially in cosmopolitan city areas, where a much wider range of beer is on offer.Skyscanner favourite beer: Tooheys New.Find cheap flights to Australia5. Austria (108.3 litres) – Austrian beer isn’t world renowned, but in Vienna it’s all about the microbreweries. The most famous is the Schweizerhaus in the Vienna Prater, but the pub ‘1516’ in the city centre (named after the year of origin of the ‘Reinheitsgebot’ beer purity law) and ‘7 Sterne Bräu’ near the big Mariahilferstraße shopping street come highly recommended.Skyscanner favourite beer: Zwickel Bier.Find cheap flights to Austria6. UK (99 litres) – though lager is readily available in the UK, it’s real ale that Britain does best. Available in thousands of varieties, real ale is brewed from traditional ingredients and allowed to mature naturally in the barrel, resulting in a rich tasting beer with great character.Skyscanner favourite beer: Deuchars IPA. Find cheap flights to the UK7. Belgium (93 litres) – said to comprise the most diverse national collection of beer in the world, it’s little wonder that Belgiums rank in the world’s top 10 biggest beer drinkers. From pale ale, to Flemish red, to fruit flavoured brews and monastic ales, Belgium’s long standing brewing experience and experimentation means they are held as perhaps the greatest beer nation on earth.Skyscanner favourite beer: Duvel.Find cheap flights to Belgium8. Denmark (89.9 litres) – the Danish beer market is dominated by pale lager which accounts for 95% of total sales, but a microbrewery explosion since the turn of the millennium means that Denmark now has one of the most exciting beer cultures in Europe.Skyscanner favourite beer: Tuborg.Find cheap flights to Denmark9. Finland (85 litres) – not a country known for its beer, but the relatively recent relaxation of alcohol laws in Finland has led to an explosion of craft beers and microbreweries. The Helsinki beer festival in April offers over 400 different beers for boozers to try.Skyscanner favourite beer: Karhu.Find cheap flights to Finland10. Luxembourg (84.4 litres) – perhaps an unexpected result, but even though Luxembourg is tiny, it has at least seven breweries and has plenty of good brews for the beer tourist to try, mostly influenced by the brewing styles of their German neighbours.Skyscanner favourite beer: Bofferding.Find cheap flights to Luxembourg_World’s biggest beer drinkers measured in beer consumed (in litres) per capita per country according to research by Kirin Holdings._ ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedCape Town tipples: The best breweries and distilleries to visitArtisan community transforming Cape Town’s industrial heart – Pick the perfect craft beer to go with your burger – Find out where to try uniquely South African botanically-infused gin – Choose the best distillery tours and beer-making workshops7 cities where you’ll find the cheapest beer in EuropeFrom cheap ales in Budapest to free wine in Paris, in honour of National Beer Day (15th June) we’ve got seven ideas for city breaks in Europe where your pounds will buy you more pints. 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Aspen, Colorado, USA – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyleFashion, luxury, and adventure merged at the Aspen Fashion Show last weekend during the debut of “In Search of Snow,” an artsy black-and-white short featuring the Bentley Continental GTC Convertible. The five-minute film takes viewers through a pulse-raising tour through Colorado via one of the world’s hottest set of wheels, under the guidance of former alpine racer Chris Davenport.In a thrilling showcase of its sporting prowess, the Bentley masterpiece zips through the rugged terrains of the San Juan Mountains, pausing only to let its driver indulge in Aspen’s majestic ski slopes. One a state-of-the-art, all-wheels system and the other an extreme athlete, machine and man make a perfect pair. High performance, aesthetics, and taste—it’s all here.www.youtube.com/bentleymotors
Toronto, Canada – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineFairmont Hotels & Resorts, which operates some of the world’s most storied and luxurious hotel properties such as The Plaza in New York, London’s The Savoy, Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai and Fairmont San Francisco, will soon welcome another notable icon, Moscow’s Pekin Hotel, to its collection. Following an extensive multiyear restoration program, this historic property will be rebranded Fairmont Pekin Moscow.The project is being developed by HALS-Development, a prominent real estate development company in Russia.Fairmont Pekin Moscow will be centrally located in the city, at the junction of the Garden Ring and Triumfalnaya Square. Opposite is the Mayakovsky Monument and metro station, while the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Satire Theater and Red Square are situated nearby. The hotel will feature 236 spacious guestrooms and suites, including Fairmont Gold, the brand’s exclusive room product that offers guests personalized service, a variety of amenities and the relaxed comfort of a residential-style lounge. Guests will also enjoy a selection of dining venues, 950 square meters of meeting and function space as well as a Fairmont branded spa and fitness facilities.Completed in 1955 to designs by Dimity Chechulin, one of the Soviet Union’s most famous architects, the Pekin Hotel was part of the post-war redevelopment of Moscow. Chechulin, a former City Planner, also built Moscow’s White House, four of the renowned Metro Stations and one of the Seven Sister buildings.Fine architectural details including the façade and internal spaces will be restored and extended to some other parts of the building. During the renovation, the Chinese motifs found in parts of the hotel will be highlighted to emphasize the period design of the property.“We are fortunate to count some of the most iconic hotels in the world amongst our portfolio and we take our role as custodians of these great properties very seriously,” said Chris Cahill, President, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. “This project not only affords us the opportunity to offer our guests a new, key destination in the largest country in the world but allows us to partner with HALS Development, which in addition to being a highly regarded property developer also shares our sensibility for heritage and preservation.”Future Fairmont openings in 2012 include Baku, Azerbaijan; Jaipur, India; Kyiv, Ukraine; Manila, Philippines and The Palm, Dubai, UAE.www.fairmont.com
Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today launched its services to Saudi Arabia with the introduction of its daily service from Mumbai to Jeddah. The airline marked the occasion with the customary inaugural ceremony at the Mumbai International Airport.Jet Airways will operate its maiden flight on the sector aboard a state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 aircraft.Flight 9W 522 will depart Mumbai at 2135 hrs, and will arrive in Jeddah at 0001 hrs. Flight 9W 521 will depart Jeddah at 0100 hrs, and will arrive in Mumbai at 0835 hrs.With the introduction of its services to Saudi Arabia, Jet Airways now flies to 7 cities in the Gulf, including Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Jeddah.Jeddah is Saudi Arabia’s second largest city, as well as a commercial hub. It also holds great religious significance, as the principal gateway to Mecca, Islam’s holiest city.According to Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO, Jet Airways, “Jet Airways is delighted to introduce its services to Saudi Arabia. Guests on these sectors may now enjoy the quality in-flight product, warm service and seamless connectivity that has made Jet Airways the carrier of choice on the competitive Indo-Gulf sector in a relatively short span of time.”Jet Airways will also launch a new, daily service to Dubai from Hyderabad, its fifth daily service to the Gulf emirate and second from Southern India; as well as its second daily service to Bangkok from Mumbai, effective August 16, 2009.www.jetairways.com
by The Associated Press Posted Dec 6, 2017 9:35 am PDT Last Updated Dec 6, 2017 at 6:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ADRIAN, Mich. – Cyber shenanigans for 200? A former “Jeopardy!” winner has been charged with illegally accessing co-workers’ email accounts at a small Michigan college.Stephanie Jass is a former history professor at Adrian College. She appeared in Lenawee County court on Tuesday, charged with unauthorized access to a computer and using a computer to commit a crime.No other details were released. But The Daily Telegram in Adrian reports that state police investigated after getting complaints from college staff earlier this year.The Associated Press left a message seeking comment for Jass’ attorney Wednesday.Jass won seven games on “Jeopardy!” in 2012. Adrian College declined to say when Jass stopped working at the school.In 2014, Jass performed at Croswell Opera House in Adrian, singing songs and sharing stories about playing “Jeopardy!”___Information from: The Daily Telegram, http://www.lenconnect.com ‘Jeopardy!’ winner charged with computer crimes in Michigan In this October 2012 photo, Stephanie Jass of Tecumseh, Mich., poses at Adrian College in Adrian, Mich. Jass, who won seven games on “Jeopardy!” in 2012, was arraigned Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, on two computer-related charges that allege she accessed co-workers’ email accounts earlier this year at Adrian College. (Mike Dickie/The Daily Telegram via AP)
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are welcoming Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia to the White House.The president said Tuesday that he’s honoured to have Spain’s royal couple in the Oval Office for their first meeting. King Felipe says he appreciates the shared history and heritage of the United States and Spain.Trade was expected to figure prominently in the talks. The king was expected to discuss concerns in Europe about the Trump administration’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and U.S. tariffs on Spanish black olives.The king and queen are wrapping up a visit to the United States that included stops in San Antonio and New Orleans. The couple was expected to meet with congressional leaders later in the day. by The Associated Press Posted Jun 19, 2018 11:35 am PDT Last Updated Jun 19, 2018 at 12:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Trumps welcome Spanish royal couple to White House President Donald Trump, left, helps to direct Spain’s King Felipe VI, second from left, first lady Melania Trump, third from right, and Queen Letizia, second from right, for a photo after they arrived on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Marineland founder John Holer dies at 83, lawyer says A sign for Marineland is shown in Niagara Falls, Ont., Monday, August 14, 2017. John Holer, the founder of the Marineland theme park in Niagara Falls, Ont., has died at the age of 83. His lawyer Andrew Burns says Holer died in his home Saturday morning surrounded by family.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton by Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 24, 2018 6:28 pm PDT Last Updated Jun 24, 2018 at 9:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email John Holer, who founded the Marineland theme park in Niagara Falls, Ont., and unapologetically defended it against all critics, has died at the age of 83.His lawyer Andrew Burns says Holer died in his home Saturday morning surrounded by family.“On behalf of Marineland, I can confirm that Mr. Holer passed away Saturday morning at his home, peacefully, comforted by his wife and son,” said Burns, who declined to comment further.Holer founded Marineland in 1963 when he started giving shows with a few sea lions in a small pool in Niagara Falls.Since then, it has grown into a large amusement park with whales, dolphins, walruses, seals, sea lions and other animals such as deer, bears, birds and fish.Over the years, Holder vigorously defended Marineland against protests and complaints by animal welfare activists who maintain it should be shut down.In 2000, he told The Canadian Press that anonymous online activists had threatened to burn down his home and the park in response to the death of a whale.”They (the threats) used to bother me, but I don’t give a damn,” Holer said at the time.”The more they bark, the more business we get. If I didn’t take care of my animals, I’d be out of business.”The criticism of Marineland intensified two years later, when former employees went public with allegations of animal abuse at the park among both its marine and land animals in 2012. The OSPCA did not lay charges at the time but issued several orders, which Marineland complied with.More recently, Marineland was charged with 11 counts of animal cruelty following an investigation by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, but all of them were dropped by the Crown in 2017.In response, the theme park sued the OSPCA, alleging the organization targeted the theme park to boost fundraising and appease animal activists.Marineland has always steadfastly denied all allegations against the park.“Few people have the time or funds to encounter these animals in their natural habitat, not to mention the potential disruption and negative impact that would result to the animals’ natural environments from having the millions of visitors that visit facilities like Marineland visit these animals in the wild,” reads a “message from the owner” on the park’s web site.Online reaction to Holer’s death was mixed, with some people praising his entrepreneurial spirit and the jobs he created, and others condemning him for what they see as a legacy of animal abuse.Manitoba Sen. Don Plett was among those who praised the Slovenian-born Holer as an immigrant success story.“His story as a newcomer to Canada is truly inspiring. Rest In Peace, Mr. Holer,” he wrote on his Twitter account.Mike Garrett, a former activist who has faced legal action by Marineland over his protests of the facility, urged the public to be respectful in the wake of Holer’s death.“His legacy will surely be contentious and we had our own personal and legal battles, however, my condolences go out to his family at this difficult time,” he wrote in a statement published on social media.“Regardless of personal beliefs Mr. Holer, was from a different generation and accomplished much with very little. He was a husband, brother and father and his family should be given compassion and privacy.”Marineland was not able to comment Sunday, but said it would issue a statement on Holer’s death Monday.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version erroneously said John Holer was born in Slovakia.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Lynn Elber, The Associated Press Posted Nov 20, 2018 7:42 am PDT PBS’ ‘Let’s Go Luna!’ takes kids on a globe-spanning tour This image released by PBS shows a scene from the animated series “Let’s Go Luna,” aimed at children age 4 to 7. It debuts Wednesday on PBS and on PBS Kids video streaming platforms. (LATW Productions Inc./PBs via AP) LOS ANGELES — A new PBS children’s show promises to open up the world to young viewers.The animated series “Let’s Go Luna!” features three pint-size characters who are travelling with a circus run by their parents.Carmen the butterfly, Leo the wombat and Andy the frog will explore 20 places on all seven continents, learning about different cultures and traditions.Antarctica is the stop for a special Christmas episode airing Dec. 10.“Let’s Go Luna!” is aimed at children age 4 to 7. It debuts Wednesday on PBS and on PBS Kids video streaming platforms.Lynn Elber, The Associated Press
March 13, 2015We reported about work on the roof of East Housing in July 2014, you can see details on July 18. – 23. and July 28 2014, as well as March 4, 6, and 11. 2015.The construction crew built a form around a set of utility vents on the East Housing roof. This will be a retaining platform on which steel housing will be mounted to protect the utility vents.Concrete had to be transported a long way, from the keystone all the way to the top of the East Housing roof.[photos by archive volunteer Chihiro Saito]The concrete is transferred from wheelbarrows to buckets to make it easier to carry up a long set of steps.Workshop participant Brendan Workman.Workshop participant Hunter Eary.Workshop participant Francesco Marchegiano.The crew is finishing the surface of the slab. More to come
THE government will shortly be unveiling its definitive roadmap on the rollout of the National Health Scheme (NHS), MPs were told on Thursday.First Health Officer Elisavet Constantinou informed lawmakers that her boss, health minister Giorgos Pamboridis will be ready to present the NHS timetable at the next session of the house health committee.Under the government’s latest proposal, by June 2017 a public organisation will be set up which will oversee hospital autonomy, outpatient care will be introduced by June 2019, and inpatient care by the second half of 2020.The House health committee is close to completing discussion of two bills on reforms rendering state hospitals administratively and financially autonomous.Hospital autonomy must be achieved before the NHS is implemented because under the new scheme, patients will be able to choose which doctor and which hospital to visit.The government meanwhile has submitted to parliament the 2017 budget for the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO), a vehicle for implementation of the NHS.The budget provides for revenues of €8.41 million, of which the €8 million consist of a state grant.The funds will cover, among others, the special software to be used by the NHS.The government intends to create 20 new positions within the HIO, bringing the total number of staff there to 72.The 20 new positions comprise 14 officers, four medical officers and two information technology technicians.Head of the HIO Thomas Antoniou told legislators that once the budget is passed, the organisation would proceed with signing contracts for purchasing and installing the software systems, which should be fully operational in 18 to 24 months.According to Antoniou, two major issues are pending: one concerns the timetable for a gradual implementation of NHS leading up to a full rollout by mid-2020.The other open issue relates to contributions and co-payments.MPs also heard there are currently five studies underway relating to implementation of the NHS. One is an actuarial study carried out by the HIO and relating to the viability of the NHS Fund. Another study relates to the viability of public hospitals, and a third concerns the pricing of services offered by state hospitals.The finance ministry is also conducting two more studies – one relating to the impact of the NHS on public finances, the other on its impact on the economy in general.Speaking in parliament, Akel MP Giorgos Loucaides critiqued the administration for never seriously considering a single-payer system.A 2015 report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), commissioned by the government, opined that deficiencies in the NHS’s software infrastructure, as well as a lack of historical data on which to base risk adjustment, would likely hinder efficiency in any multi-payer health care system that would involve private insurers, either in competition with each other, or with the government insurer.The WHO said that, absent the software to monitor and record trends in healthcare for “at least two years”, private insurers would be likely to tend to take on only low-risk clients, leaving older, sicker residents to the HIO, which would then be burdened with increased diagnosis and treatment cost.But at the same time the WHO acknowledged that even single-payer healthcare systems cannot guarantee success.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes?FigLeaf Beta AppUndoInfinityKloudStop Procrastinating Backups. This Smart USB Stick Makes It Easy.InfinityKloudUndoJerome's FurnitureInsider Tips to Make a Small Room Look BiggerJerome’s FurnitureUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
MPs on Wednesday agreed to update terminology in three laws dating back decades, two of which refer to ‘stupid women with reduced mental levels’.MPs sitting on the House legal committee agreed with three drafts submitted by Disy MP Stella Kyriakidou.She suggested replacing ‘stupid women with reduced mental levels’ in two laws with the words ‘a woman with mental disability’ and in a third law to replace the words ‘any stupid person’ with the phrase ‘a person with intellectual or mental disabilities’.The amendments are for the laws for the prevention and treatment of domestic violence and protection of victims, the Criminal Code and the Aliens and Immigration Law where reference is made to ‘any stupid, insane mental patient’.Kyriakidou said that the terminology was outdated and discriminated against women and the disabled.The Disy MP noted such terminology was changed in other countries before 1960 but not in Cyprus.Some more details will be supplied and the proposals will be brought to the plenary of the House for approval.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
AFTER energy giants Total, it looks like ENI will likewise operate – albeit grudgingly – out of the port of Limassol for their scheduled drilling operations, slated to get underway later this year.“Larnaca port is definitely out,” Alecos Michaelides, permanent secretary of the transport ministry and former president of the Cyprus Ports Authority (CPA) board, told the Cyprus Mail.Michaelides confirmed news reports that DP World, the concession holders operating the multi-purpose terminal of Limassol port for the next 25 years, plan to have an onshore logistics base supporting hydrocarbons activities up and running by this summer.ENI are contractually bound to start drilling two more wells before February 2018, when their offshore exploration licence expires.If they are to accomplish that, drilling should commence by around November of this year at the latest. Leaving precious little time from now until then for the company to close contracts for leasing the drilling and support vessels, and for securing materials such as piping.Like Total, ENI would have preferred to have its onshore support base at Larnaca. There are a variety of technical reasons why oil companies prefer Larnaca: the water depth is more than sufficient for support vessels to wade into the harbour. Also, the port at Larnaca is nowhere near as congested as Limassol’s.But citing health concerns over the mud plant and potentially toxic chemicals at the port, Larnaca residents last year pressured their municipality not to extend a permit for Medserv, an oil and gas services company which supported ENI’s prior drilling operations.But the Mail understands that, for the new wells, ENI proposed to have their mud plant not at the port, but offshore Larnaca – effectively aboard the drilling vessel they would lease.That would obviate the need for permits from local authorities.“But with presidential elections looming next year, any talk of hydrocarbons activities out of Larnaca – even with no environmental impact – would be political suicide,” a source apprised of the matter commented.The source, who requested anonymity, said ENI would now be forced to relocate to Limassol the equipment left over from their first drilling schedule. The equipment is being held in storage at Medserv’s facilities in Larnaca.Yet more trouble may be brewing at Limassol harbour.In early October 2016, Total and EDT, an oil and gas services company, signed a contract where the latter would provide the former onshore logistics services out of the port of Limassol supporting Total’s drilling programmeIn the meantime, the marine services concession at the port of Limassol – after it was privatised – was granted to a partnership comprising P&O Maritime and G.A.P. Vassilopoulos for the next 15 years.But the concession, granted by the ports authority, included a monopoly clause in favour of the concessionaires.EDT’s facilities, which will serve as an onshore support base for Total’s drilling operations, lie in the government-retained areas of the port, administered by the ports authority.Nevertheless, the concession agreement entered into by the government and the private concession holders held that any activity relating to oil and gas at the port would need to go through the concessionaires – including if those activities took place in the government-retained areas.Apparently this complication came to the transport ministry’s attention belatedly. Largely as a result of this, Total’s drilling schedule – initially slated for April 2017 – had to be pushed back to June.Eventually EDT and P&O Maritime came to an arrangement, allowing the former to operate an onshore logistics base until the end of 2018.The deal provides that by then EDT has to dismantle a floating platform it has at the site.“Effectively, DP World and P&O Maritime are seeking to shut out anyone from providing services in the government-retained areas of the port, and to double-dip into the oil and gas activity,” another source said.This would deprive the state of potentially significant revenue streams.The same source said DP World planned to build a mud plant next to the new passenger terminal at Limassol port, and wondered whether they would – or should – secure an environmental permit.Asked about this, the transport ministry’s Michaelides said the mud plant would not be located close to the passenger terminal, but “at a distance.”He added: “In any case, the configuration will be such that passengers will not have direct view of the mud plant.” You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementTop Yale Doctor: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola