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first_img RelatedBargains of the Week: Barcelona | New York | DublinThis week’s best bargains; starting from £46 return!Ryanair set to offer New York flights for £6Ryanair to New York – would you? Budget airline announces plans to start Trans-Atlantic flights with fares starting at just £6 one-way.Flying High | GroundedFlying High | Grounded Flying High**Christmas shopping significantly cheaper in New York** than in the UK, according to a Post Office survey. Best grab flights to New York to do your shopping then!More cheap flights to Asia – long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X has announced that it is to add a second European destination to its network, creating another low cost route from Europe to Asia.Superjumbos back soon – Qantas says A380 superjumbos will be back in skies on SaturdayGroundedThanksgiving body scan backlash – millions of angry Americans are preparing to boycott the controversial scanners which threatens to cause chaos on what is already the busiest day of air travel in the US. What do you think? Vote in our Airport Security Poll now!Ryanair Passenger sit in – more than 100 passengers staged a sit-in on a Ryanair flight after it was diverted to Belgium last week. The passengers, who were supposed to land near Paris, refused to leave the plane until it took them to their intended destination. They remained sitting in the dark cabin after the pilot and crew had all left the plane at Liege airport. They eventually disembarked and got on the bus.**Winter warning** – Met Office predicts snow across some parts of the UK this week. Are we prepared for another early winter? No? Then escape now with a [winter sun break!](http://www.skyscanner.net/news/articles/2010/10/008622-want-winter-sun-ask-skyscanner.html)ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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first_img RelatedCrumpled City Maps: reviewA new form of navigation which has eliminated many of the problems of paperWinner of Flights to New York AnnouncedA massive congratulations to Graham Forbes from London who was the lucky winner of the prize.Winners of Pets Welcome! guidebooks announcedWinners of Pets Welcome! guidebooks announced Thanks to everyone who entered our draw to win a Crumpled City map!Here are the lucky winners, who will each receive a Crumpled City map of their choice:Andrew Dommett, West MidlandsKate Ozel, DubaiConstance Fleuriot, BristolZoe Evans, CardiffSharon Manship, KentLouisa Thraves, LondonAndy Mitchell, GlasgowDave Devang, LondonBjorn Nystrom, SundbornSee our review of Crumpled Maps here:Remember to join Skyscanner on Facebook where you’ll be the first to hear about giveaways, and competitions.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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2 Vietnam Hanoi from £447 Unspoilt and undevelo

first_img2. Vietnam (Hanoi) from £447Unspoilt and undeveloped, despite its rise in popularity on the backpacker circuit in the last few years, Vietnam is still a tremendously exciting country, starting from the off in thrillingly hectic capital Hanoi, taking in the temples of Hué, and flopping on the beach somewhere like Mũi Né.More: 7 best places to visit in Vietnam 4. Bermuda from £471Bermuda is exactly like how all Caribbean islands should be – pastel coloured buildings, beaches and an agreeable climate. But in fact, Bermuda isn’t anywhere near the Caribbean, it’s actually way out in the Atlantic. Take a boat tour from the capital Hamilton to get a furtive look at some of the unbelievable private properties on the island. 3. Hong Kong from £465Take a ride on the Peak Tram for unrivalled views of HK’s skyline, take your own feet to stroll down the Avenue of Stars to experience the Hollywood of the east, get on board the Star Ferry to see Victoria Harbour, or explore the islands beyond such as Lantau. RelatedIsland idyll: how to have the best holiday in Sri LankaLet us take you on a tour of this colourful island idyll in the Indian Ocean, and we’ll give you some tips on how to get there, when to go and what you cannot miss!Top tips to help you save for your dream holidayFar flung and exotic holidays may seem like an impossible dream, but give up that cup of coffee on the way to work and a few other favourite treats and you could save enough for the holiday of a lifetime. Find out how easy it is and how you could…Skyscanner’s best deals for Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019 hotspotsFollowing the release of Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019, we’ve got the scoop on some great deals for loads of their top destinations. FLIGHT DEALHOTEL DEALSouthern Nile Valley, EgyptReturn flights from £442Hotel room from just £76 for 7 nightsLodz, PolandReturn flights from £63Hotel room from just £76 for 7… 6. Tokyo, Japan from £512With the Olympics coming to Tokyo in 2020, the full-on Japanese capital is sure to be more and more in the limelight in the coming years, but you don’t have to wait until then.More: Tokyo: in pictures ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from £507Get in there before the world descends on Rio for the World Cup and the Olympics. Of course, Rio hosts a massive event every year, not just in 2014 and 2016 – its carnival, the biggest and most famous public party on the planet.More: 10 best things to do in Rio – a local’s guide Have you got the new iPhone 5s yet? No? Well, you could buy one. Or you could spend the money on a return flight to one of these 10 exotic places.We’ll get one from the Apple Store, we’ll just go for an entry level 16GB model, and we don’t actually want to make any calls or use any data. So that’ll be £549. Money well spent, you might say. Or you could just blow it on a flight. Here are 10 places where you could go instead. You can spend your starter pack money on your accommodation.1. Sri Lanka (Colombo) from £441With gossamer-fine sands, cloud-wrapped mountains, waterfalls, tea plantations and palm trees wafting in the breeze, Sri Lanka is the picture perfect paradise…Ok, thanks tourist brochure. You can live well for the cost of a month’s basic data and calls package, so we’ll feast on fish curry, go trekking in the jungle and stay in hotels on the beach for a few quid a night. 7. Manila, Philippines from £448Throw yourself into exotic street food and ‘videoke’ in the metropolis of Manila or, for something completely different, seek out tropical paradise-embodied on the palm-decorated beaches of the Philippines’ Bacuit ArchipelagoMore: 10 best things to do in Manilalast_img read more

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first_imgSt. Regis Hotels & Resorts and world-renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten proudly announce plans to debut Fern, the latest signature restaurant from his global restaurant company, Culinary Concepts, at the St. Regis Resort & Residences Bahía Beach in Puerto Rico . Now under development and scheduled to open in fall 2010, the $172 million resort will feature 139 luxurious guest rooms and suites with spectacular ocean views, 25 Residences, the iconic St. Regis Butler Service, a world-class Remède Spa, oceanfront swimming pools, Fern, the restaurant and a recently opened 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., marking the island’s foray into the five-star-luxury market with its inauguration.“Chef Jean-Georges at the helm of our new restaurant adds a star amenity to Bahía Beach Resort & Golf Club. His legendary cuisine is the perfect complement to the Bahía Beach luxury experience,” said Federico J. Sánchez-Ortíz, president of Interlink Group, LLC, the development managers of Bahía Beach.“I am very excited about becoming a part of the new St. Regis Resort, Bahía Beach in Puerto Rico,” added Jean-Georges. “I love the Caribbean, the rainforest, the beaches and the warm people.”At The St. Regis Bahía Beach, Jean-Georges will blend his world renowned repertoire of distinctive dishes with traditional Puerto Rican ingredients such as papaya, mango, yuca and coconut. He will also feature the bounty of local fresh fish such as grouper, wahoo and dorado.Born and raised on the outskirts of Strasbourg in Alsace, France, Jean-Georges’ earliest family memories are about food. He trained in a work-study program at the Auberge de l’Ill and as an apprentice to chef Paul Haeberlin, later working with Paul Bocuse and master-chef Louis Outhier at L’Oasis in the south of France. With this impressive three-star Michelin training, Jean-Georges traveled to Asia for positions in the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, the Meridien Hotel in Singapore and the Mandarin Hotel in Hong Kong.It was during this time spent working and traveling in Asia where Jean-Georges developed his love for the exotic and aromatic flavors of the East. His signature ‘vibrant cuisine’ abandons the traditional use of meat stocks, instead featuring intense flavors and satisfying textures resulting from the use of vegetables juices and fruit essences, light broths and herbal vinaigrettes. Jean-Georges’ culinary vision and execution have defined both professional standards for the industry and the way in which Americans eat.Chef Jean-Georges is the author of four cookbooks, including his best-selling Jean-Georges. Since earning a total of 12-stars from the New York Times for his four New York City restaurants, Chef Vongerichten has received numerous culinary awards, including, “Best Restaurant in the World” for his Vong restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel by Robb Report, a prestigious Three- Star rating in the Michelin Guide, “Chef of the Year” by Esquire Magazine and “Best New Restaurant” and “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Restaurant Awards.The St. Regis Resort and Residence Bahia Beach is set within a community committed to the preservation and enhancement of the environment and is adhering to the highest standards of sustainable and conservation-oriented development. An example of this stewardship is the recent designation of Bahía Beach as a Certified Gold Audubon International Signature Sanctuary, the first resort in the Caribbean to earn this distinction.Designed to blend seamlessly with the lush foliage and towering coconut palms, The St. Regis Resort and Residences Bahia Beach’s luxurious junior suites and one-bedroom accommodations will feature spectacular views from private open terraces of the sparkling sea to the north and the mountainous El Yunque National Rainforest to the south.Adjacent to the site of The St. Regis Resort and Residences Bahia Beach are the first of 25 St. Regis Residences, Las Estancias, majestic estate homes designed in a tropical plantation architectural style on spacious lots overlooking the ocean, golf course, lakes and El Yunque. One of the first to purchase an estate home was Carlos Beltrán, superstar outfielder of the New York Mets.In addition to the 25 St. Regis Residences, Las Estancias estate homes, the first Las Verandas golf villas were recently completed and are now occupied. New residential products currently under development include Las Olas oceanfront town homes and Las Ventanas villas within easy walking distance of Bahía Village.www.bahiabeachpuertorico.comlast_img read more

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first_img In this file photo from March 4, 2018, Drake arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Drake’s a fan, as is Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews, along with legions of other gamers. They’re all hooked on “Fortnite,” a multiplayer video game that made headlines Thursday for a celebrity-studded match watched by hundreds of thousands of fans. THE CANADIAN PRESS/File Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP by Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 16, 2018 4:00 am PDT Last Updated Mar 16, 2018 at 4:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Drake’s a fan, as is Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews, along with legions of other gamers.They’re all hooked on “Fortnite,” a multiplayer video game that made headlines Thursday for a celebrity-studded match watched by hundreds of thousands of fans.Here are five things to know about the game and its growing fan base:WHAT IS ITA third-person perspective game with a cartoon-y esthetic. Gamers play as one of four character types — outlander, soldier, ninja or constructor — as they try to survive in a world that’s lost 98 per cent of its population and is beset by monsters. A separate free “Fortnite Battle Royale” version allows up to 100 players to go to war against each other online.CELEBRITY MATCHSome 630,000 onlookers were watching as Drake, rapper Travis Scott and Pittsburgh Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster joined high-profile gamer Tyler (Ninja) Blevins for a broadcast on the streaming platform Twitch in the wee hours Thursday morning. Drake used his official Twitter account to confirm it was really him playing and chatting during the broadcast. His moniker? TheBoyDuddus.UNOFFICIAL GAME OF THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFSIn December, Matthews and other members of the Leafs told reporters they were big fans of “Fortnite” and had developed an inter-team rivalry.“Off days I don’t really leave my apartment too much just because you just want to relax, so I’ve been trying to get better every day,” said Matthews, who admitted teammate Tyler Bozak was probably the best “Fortnite” player on the Leafs. He hinted goalie Frederik Andersen needed the most practice.PLAYING BETWEEN ‘STRANGER THINGS’Canadian actor Finn Wolfhard, one of the stars of Netflix’s sci-fi hit “Stranger Things,” has been sharing his “Fortnite” exploits on Twitter. Fans can also check out his Twitch page for a few dozen videos of him playing “Fortnite” and other games including “Overwatch” and “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.”COMING SOON TO A PHONE NEAR YOU“Fortnite Battle Royale” is set to reach even greater audiences once it’s fully rolled out to mobile devices. Developer Epic Games is currently letting fans sign up for an invite to play on Apple iOS devices, although no specific release date has been set. A version for Google Android devices is expected “in the next few months.”center_img Five things about ‘Fortnite,’ the video game Drake shared with his fanslast_img read more

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first_img by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 22, 2018 5:30 am PDT Last Updated Mar 22, 2018 at 1:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Tucked away on a neighbourhood street in downtown Toronto, a meeting of eager creative minds could be hatching the next music superstar.It’s welcome night for the 14th edition of the Remix Project, a mentorship program for young adults looking to enter Canada’s music industry, and while most of the new recruits are strangers the energy between them is palpable.Organizers are feeling it too — they’re hot off the buzz of their latest alumni success story: four-time Juno Award nominated singer Jessie Reyez. Her career blossomed after she joined the program in 2014 and it’s here Reyez met many of the people who helped launch her career.Remix Project prioritizes underprivileged and marginalized youth in hopes that by giving them guidance, production resources and valuable connections, they’ll be able to overcome some of the industry’s biggest obstacles. The participants aren’t just experienced singers and rappers, but also audio engineers, photographers, DJs and public relations managers looking to get a career foothold.“Remix isn’t a place where you start doing music,” says Ritchie Acheampong, better known as producer Rich Kidd, who won a Juno as part of rap collective Naturally Born Strangers in 2015.“It’s a place where… you’ve built your skill. Maybe you feel you’ve put in 5,000 of the 10,000 hours you need, and now it’s just like, how do I take it to the next level?”A year before he worked alongside Drake on his breakthrough “Comeback Season” mixtape, Acheampong was part of the Remix Project’s first round of students in 2006. He now serves as mentor to newcomers.Roughly 400 hopefuls applied to fill 45 spots in this year’s Remix music program. The leaders hand-picked the group based on their skills and ambition, and will put them through nine months of rigorous workshops and classes in their specialized field.Twelve years after the Remix Project formed, its influence is becoming increasingly undeniable. Amid a renaissance in Toronto’s music scene — led by Drake, the Weeknd and more recently Daniel Caesar — some of the program’s graduates have found themselves among the most sought-after talent in the industry.Francis Nguyen-Tran (who produces under the pseudonym FrancisGotHeat) oversaw the creation of Drake’s “4422” from the “More Life” album, and he’s a frequent collaborator with fellow Toronto-area rapper Roy Woods.There’s also producer Ebony Oshunrinde, better known as WondaGurl, whose resume after Remix Project includes laying down tracks with Jay-Z, Rihanna, Big Sean and rap’s new generation of household names like Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert.Acheampong says with Toronto’s status among the global hip-hop community where it is today, there’s never been so much potential for locals artists, who once lived in the shadows of Los Angeles and New York.“We’re in a generation where Toronto is cool to the rest of the world,” he said.“These youth can come up and start making art that’s more reflective of the city — not taking anything from the South, West Coast or the East Coast. It’s about the north coast.”The City of Toronto is among the believers in the Remix Project, having recently committed $200,000 to help grow the program as part of its economic and cultural development plans. Funds will go towards moving the organization into a new space on Toronto’s waterfront later this year.Before that happens, the latest round of artists will be given the stage to prove themselves.“This is a safe space,” Gavin Sheppard, co-founder of the Remix Project, tells the circle of participants.“Throw it all out there, because you’ve got to get nine dumb ideas out before you get that brilliant one.”The budding musicians gather together and one producer throws a beat he created onto the speakers.Deandre Stanislaus is one of the first to volunteer a freestyle rap. The 20-year-old spits a few verses to the approval of the people around him. When he’s finished, another person throws their rhyme into the ring. The creative heat in the room is rising with each round.Stanislaus, who raps under the name Lazz, says he hopes Remix Project will push him towards his dream of headlining a local show. He says in recent years performing music has dug him out of an emotional rut.“There was a point in my life where I was really down,” he says.“Pretty much I was living and breathing but I just felt dead inside. I started writing and recording at my friend’s house and finding that outlet. It was like a second life for me —that was a resurrection.”Idman Abdul expects to find something different in the program.She recently moved back to Canada after schooling in the United States, and says her “inherently political” outlook centred on social justice played a role in pushing her into music.The 23-year-old hasn’t shown her songwriting work to many people, and hasn’t sang in public, but knows she has a unique perspective to offer.“As a Muslim girl, a black girl, the child of immigrants here in Canada, when I sit down to write, it’s automatically gonna influence the way I look at song structure, look at the context I want to write about,” she said.“Coming in and seeing how beautiful everyone is, how talented everyone is, and how ready everyone is to work and create — it’s contagious.”Follow @dfriend on Twitter. Gavin Sheppard , co-founder of the Remix Project gives an introductory talk to this years students of the creative industry incubator program, in Toronto, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov center_img Success of Juno nominee Jessie Reyez puts spotlight on Toronto’s Remix Projectlast_img read more

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first_img PARIS – Guests including Katie Holmes and Kate Bosworth were taken deep inside the inner workings of Christian Dior for the French brand’s nostalgic couture display that celebrated the artistry of the atelier.Hundreds of retro busts and mannequins in unfinished-looking white gowns flanked the runway walls — from floor to ceiling — inside Paris’ Rodin Museum as designs showcased the pared-down finesse of age-old couture.Here are some highlights of the fall-winter collections shown Monday.DIOR GOES BACK TO BASICSThere was an old-school vibe in the perfumed air of Dior: 1950s’ berets, veils and costume jewelry filed by in its Paris show.Thick fabrics reminiscent of post-World War II styles were used evocatively in a midnight blue cape coat and a three-piece ensemble with a fringed spiral-sleeve bolero.The sheer restraint of the palette of powdery shades against nudes also harked back to a time, before the proliferation of bright colours in the 1960s, where designers still preferred subtle hues.This season, the program notes said “(designer) Maria Grazia Chiuri goes back to the fundamentals.”It made for a beautifully executed couture collection of 71 looks — but one that seemed to lack energy and avoided any huge creative leaps.Still, there was plenty of beauty.A raspberry double-face silk scuba bustier dress was sewn from just a single piece of fabric.Chiuri developed silhouettes based on the batwing sleeve from the Bar Jacket — the centerpiece of Dior’s iconic 1947 “New Look” that revolutionized post-War fashion.___VAN HERPEN’S IMAGINATIONDutch wunderkind Iris Van Herpen merged the organic and the electronic to demonstrate why she’s considered among the most artistic couture designers working in Paris today.A gown made of zigzag strips that resembled radio waves undulated down a model with a stylish bounce. It enveloped her body like a butterfly cocoon against the futuristic show decor of fibrous, triangular metal bars.Elsewhere, a blood or rose red fabric skirt looked like a half-dissected heart and was hung from the neck by metallic threads. It was one of the 17-piece show’s most beautiful looks.Beyond the edgy theme, this season the 34-year-old Van Herpen showed she has a real hand for delicate couture work. The zigzag motif was handled sublimely on a grey creation with knife pleating that looked like a human had mated with a jellyfish.Its dramatic headpiece was blown, as if by a wave, across the face.___SCHIAPARELLI IS WHIMSICALThe House of Schiaparelli said to expect the “unexpected and daring” for its couture display.And as multicolored nylon neo-faux fur, zebra jacquard, golden winged leopard masks, butterfly and dog motifs as well as innumerable blooms paraded past the fashion elite inside the Paris opera, it didn’t disappoint.The 41 looks, designed by Bertrand Guyon, aimed to capture the whimsical eclecticism of the late, great couturier Elsa Schiaparelli.She was one of the most famous fashion designers in between the two World Wars when Surrealism was at its height, and she was heavily influenced by artists such as Salvador Dali.Surrealist touches in the Monday show — from the sound of buzzing insects to faces obscured by flowers, and padlocks — proliferated in designs that moved from narrow fitted jackets for daywear to smouldering liquid satin draping for the night.At times, some looks appeared a tad heavy-handed.But that didn’t seem to bother the many VIPs, such as actress Melissa George and socialite Nicky Hilton, who applauded vigorously from the front row.____Thomas Adamson can be followed at Twitter.com/ThomasAdamson_K by Thomas Adamson, The Associated Press Posted Jul 2, 2018 9:07 am PDT Last Updated Jul 2, 2018 at 10:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Dior celebrates the atelier, draws celebs to Paris couturecenter_img Model Jessica Minh Anh arrives for the Dior Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018/2019 fashion collection presented Monday, July 2, 2018 at the Rodin museum in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) last_img read more

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GADSDEN Ala – The Latest on Sacha Baron Cohen du

first_img GADSDEN, Ala. – The Latest on Sacha Baron Cohen duping celebrity politician (all times local):3:45 p.m.Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he is among the political figures duped by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen during interviews for his upcoming Showtime series.The former sheriff of metro Phoenix and current U.S. Senate candidate says the comedian posed as a Finnish actor and wore a disguise during an October 2017 interview in Los Angeles. Arpaio said the producers told him the show was about the top 20 most famous people in the United States.Arpaio, who is running for U.S. Senate, says he’s not sure if he’d take any legal action. If he likes the interview, he says maybe he’ll send a thank you note.The show premieres Sunday.__10:07 a.m.Defeated Senate candidate Roy Moore is talking about a defamation suit after discovering that he too was duped by actor Sacha Baron Cohen for his upcoming television series.In a statement posted on Facebook, Moore says he accepted an all-expenses trip to Washington in February after being told he’d receive an award for supporting Israel. He says he didn’t know Cohen would mock Israel and scheme to humiliate him and other conservatives such as Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney.“Who Is America?” premieres Sunday on Showtime.Moore is suing four women who raised decades-old allegations of sexual misconduct during his Senate race. His statement Thursday says that if Showtime airs a defamatory attack on his character, he may have to defend his honour again. by The Associated Press Posted Jul 13, 2018 1:22 pm PDT Last Updated Jul 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This combination photo shows former Alaska Gov. and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. on Feb. 26, 2015, left, and former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore at a news conference in Birmingham, Ala., on Nov. 16, 2017. Both Palin and Moore have said they were duped by actor Sacha Baron Cohen for his upcoming television series, “Who Is America?,” premiering Sunday, July 15 on Showtime. (AP Photo) center_img The Latest: Ex- Arizona sheriff Arpaio duped by Baron Cohenlast_img read more

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January 3 2014The path to the east entrance of th

first_imgJanuary 3, 2014The path to the east entrance of the apartment is getting a wider concrete pathway.[photo by Colleen Connery and text by Sue Kirsch]Here is the crew in action, wheeling concrete over a small ramp to the waiting form, Conrad Strano-Mcanany with the wheelbarrow.[photo and text by Sue Kirsch]Dan and Ron Chandler a screeding the concrete.[photo and text by Sue Kirsch]Paolo Van Erp adds concrete for a level surface.[photo and text by Sue Kirsch]More in upcoming reports.last_img

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April 25 2014The crew is preparing for the fourth

first_imgApril 25, 2014The crew is preparing for the fourth ANNUAL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, tomorrow, Saturday April 26, 2013. It will start at 10 am – 6 pm.This is a wonderful event and we look forward to great music and fun for the whole family. You don’t want to miss this.The event is hosted by Highway 69 Chamber of Commerce.FEATURED BANDS: Flint Hill Special Reunion • Desert Routes • The Potato Patch Band • Superstition Ridge • Cisco & the Racecars • • Brush Arbor Revival • Jam Pak Blues n’ Grass FREE INSTRUMENT WORKSHOP: Jam Pak Blues n’ Grass will host a free full day workshop with guitars, fiddles, banjos, mandolins, dulcimers, and wash-tub bass for children and adults. Admission: $12, Children 7 – 12 half price, 6 and under: FreeFor more information and tickets, please contact:
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MPs approve rules for paternity surrogacy leave

first_imgPARLIAMENT on Friday approved bills providing for paternity leave, raising income criteria for child allowances, and maternity leave for both women in cases of surrogate childbirths.The House plenum also approved the payment of widow pension in cases where the deceased got married after retirement, provided five years of wedlock have gone by.The government had asked for an amendment to the current law after observing that millions of euros were exported abroad as a result of marriages lasting between several months and two years.All bills were unanimously approved apart from the one raising the income criteria for child allowance, which was voted down by independent MP Pavlos Milonas.The law will come into effect on August 1. It provides for two-weeks holiday for men whose wife gave childbirth or had a child through surrogacy or in the cases where the couple have adopted a child aged up to 12-years-old.The paternity leave can be taken during the period starting from the week before labour or adoption, and ending 16 weeks later. It can be extended due to premature birth and or multiple births.The law also included provisions affording a 16-week maternity allowance to mothers who have a child through surrogacy, and a 14-week allowance to surrogate mothers.The child allowance law will come into effect on January 1, 2018.The new law raises the requirement for legal and continuous residency in Cyprus from three to five years.The right to a child allowance is regulated in a staggered manner depending on the size of the family: maximum family income for one child was set at €49,000, €59,000 for two children, and an additional €5,000 for each additional child thereafter.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Turkey PM tweaks cabinet keeps economic teams largely in place

first_imgTurkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced a limited cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, keeping the government’s economic management team largely in place and replacing most of the deputy premiers.Speaking to reporters after meeting President Tayyip Erdogan at the presidential palace, Yildirim said that 15 ministers remained in their posts with five new ministers joining the cabinet and six of its members reshuffled.Mehmet Simsek, a figure widely respected by investors, remained a deputy prime minister, Naci Agbal stayed on as finance minister, while the economy, customs and development ministers also kept their posts.“Simsek remaining as the one and only deputy PM in charge of the economy is positive, since it hints that sound policies and structural reforms might continue to be on the agenda,” said Ozgur Altug of BGC Partners in a note to clients.The lira briefly eased slightly to 3.5322 against the dollar after the announcement but soon recovered to its previous level around 3.5259.Mevlut Cavusoglu kept his job as foreign minister and Berat Albayrak, Erdogan’s son-in-law, remained as energy minister. Numan Kurtulmus, who had been a deputy prime minister and government spokesman, was appointed tourism minister.A reshuffle had been widely expected since May, when Erdogan resumed his leadership of the ruling AK Party following an April 16 constitutional referendum giving him sweeping new powers. The changes had been anticipated in part with an eye on presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for 2019.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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New government subsidy scheme for newspapers

first_imgA newspaper may be entitled to a state subsidy of between €8,000 and €67,000 per annum over the next three years as part of the Press Support Scheme recently announced by the government, press and information office chief Sophie Michaelidou said on Wednesday.Speaking to the Cyprus News Agency, Michaelidou explained that daily and weekly newspapers which “are distributed across the island; registered with the PIO; have at least five qualified journalists that are members of the Cyprus Journalists’ Union; feature original news reporting; and have invested in expanding their online presence” are eligible for the subsidy.“Beyond registration and the nature of the newspaper, the PIO is not in a position to know which of the registered newspapers meet the rest of the criteria,” Michaelidou said.“The applications will be reviewed by us and those that meet the required criteria will be approved.”According to Michaelidou, the minimum an eligible newspaper could receive in any one of the programme’s three-year duration is €8,000 and the maximum €67,000.Newspapers will be awarded €3,000 for each day of the week they are published, she noted.“The annual subsidy will be calculated according to the number of days the newspaper is published in a week,” she explained.“However, the annual subsidy is capped at €21,000.  So, if a newspaper is published daily, throughout the week, it will be entitled to seven days’ worth of €3,000-per-day, or €21,000 per year.”In addition, newspapers are entitled to “an annual €1,000 for each qualified journalist who is a member of the Cyprus Journalists’ Union, as a remuneration subsidy”.Eligible journalists must have been employed for at least two years prior to the application date, and their gross monthly wages must be at least €1,000.For this scheme, newspapers may be entitled to as much as €46,000 per year.“Newspapers that meet these criteria will benefit from the above subsidies, irrespective of the publishing company’s size,” Michaelidou said.Eligible companies, she added, will remain eligible the following year, as long as they haven’t reduced their staff by more than 15 per cent relative to the previous year and continues to meet all other criteria.Applications for 2017 will be received by the PIO until September 11 and payment for the first year of the scheme is expected to be made by year-end.Asked why the rest of the media, including online news portals, are not in scope for the scheme, Michaelidou replied that “this scheme has been created to support print media and aims to support traditional news outlets”.“A scheme can’t cover all the needs of all the media in every category,” she said.“A scheme like this is created to help address real needs in one category of businesses, where and when these needs are justified.”You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppTake Online Privacy on a whole New levelFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo Search | Search AdsStop Joint Pain. Search Joint Pain ReliefYahoo Search | Search AdsUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Auditorgeneral probing Turkish Cypriot property mess

first_imgAuditor-general Odysseas Michaelides is investigating whether staff in the Turkish Cypriot property administration service were related to people who were granted such land, it emerged on Tuesday.Speaking at the House refugee committee, Michaelides said in three cases where Greek and Turkish Cypriot land had been exchanged, the go-ahead had been given by female staff of the service whose husbands worked for companies involved in the transaction.Specifically, there were two cases of land exchange in the Limni area, Paphos, and one in Asomatos, Limassol.The apparent mismanagement of Turkish Cypriot properties re-emerged recently after Paphos Mayor Phedonas Phedonos went public with the names of people and companies using such properties without being eligible.Following the 1974 Turkish invasion, properties abandoned by Turkish Cypriots in the south were, by law, put under the protection of the interior ministry, or the guardian of Turkish Cypriot properties.Because of the need to house Greek Cypriots who were displaced from the north, it was decided to allocate such properties to them – usually for a small fee – on condition that the owners would not lose their rights. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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European women working for free as of Friday

first_imgThe average hourly rate of women in Cyprus are paid is 14 per cent less than their male compatriots, figures released on Tuesday show.In Europe, women are on average paid 16.3 per cent less than men, the European Commission said to mark European Equal Pay Day on Friday. This date, marks the point in the year when women effectively stop getting paid compared to their male colleagues, with almost two months of the year remaining.In Cyprus, this year, the gender pay gap according to EC data stands at 14 per cent. The gender pay gap is the difference in average gross hourly wage between men and women across the economy.The overall gender earnings gap – the difference between average annual earnings of women and men – in Cyprus stands at 26.9 per cent, which is substantially lower than the EU average of 39.6 per cent.The overall gender earnings gap takes into account three types of disadvantages women face, the EC said, lower hourly earnings, working fewer hours in paid jobs and lower employment rates (for example when interrupting a career to take care of children or relatives).The gender pay gap in Cyprus has gradually narrowed over the past decade; in 2006 it was over 22 per cent, 2 per cent above the EU average.The gender pay gap is generally much lower for new labour market entrants and tends to widen with age, Eurostat said. In addition, a wider gender pay gap is usually seen in the private sector.According to Eurostat, in 2015 the majority of EU countries recorded a higher gender pay gap in the private sector than in the public sector. “This might be due to the fact that within the public sector, in most countries, employees are protected by collective pay agreements and other similar contracts establishing pay,” it said. The gender pay gap in the public sector in Cyprus was in 2015 minus 6.8 per cent. The overall gender pay gap in Cyprus in 2015 was 15.8 per cent.“Gender equality, including equal pay for men and women, is one of the EU’s founding values. But it is still far from a reality,” First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, Commissioner Marianne Thyssen and Commissioner Věra Jourová said.This means, they said, that women work for two months a year for free in comparison to their male colleagues. “This is a shocking and unacceptable injustice in the 21st century Europe”.“We urgently need to make progress with this stubborn issue, which affects women and our societies on many other points: women still tend to work in lesser-paid sectors, get fewer promotions and are underrepresented in management positions,” they said.In addition, they said, single-parent households with women as the sole breadwinner are more exposed to poverty, including child poverty and consequent disadvantages.But the pay gap is not the only problem. “Recent revelations on sexual harassment underline the sometimes hostile working environments which women also have to face, with obvious consequences for their professional development and well-being”.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 AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoMBA Degrees | Search AdsMBA Programs Online – See For YourselfMBA Degrees | Search AdsUndo 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 Taboolalast_img read more

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Single parents chastise Church for calling them problematic

first_imgThe single parents’ association on Tuesday chastised the archbishopric for referring to divorced parents as a ‘problematic situation’.The “outdated rules” were referenced in the in the regulations of a kindergarten the archbishopric is setting up.The rules, which have been already distributed to parents, stipulate among others that the school ought to be informed “in the case of divorced parents or other problematic situations”.This reference, the group said, “constitutes illegal discrimination, racist behaviour, hate speech, social stigmatisation, as well as indirect gender discrimination” since 90 per cent of single parents are women.The school in question, was state-run but has reportedly been transferred to the management of the archbishopric although it is not open yet.Archbishop Chrysostomos announced in 2016 that the Church was planning to open schools from kindergarten to secondary level. He did not rule out a church-run university either.The archbishop had said that through its schools the church would introduce “proper education” as state schools are performing poorly.The association said they are protesting about the unloading of state childcare facilities to other carriers.It added that single parents are requesting the extension of free childcare facilities or those with low fees and support policies so they are able to work.“Instead, childcare is transferred to a conservative operational framework,” it said.The only problem for divorced parents, the group said, is “the poverty and misery experienced by many single-parent families”. It also said that the problems single-parents face are swept under the rug by the government and the “so-called social policy of the Guaranteed Minimum Income”.If the Church started paying taxes for its businesses, the group said, “the poor, which the church looks down on, might have had better days”.They also called on the education minister “to promptly recall the religious medieval regulations that find the children of divorced parents to be ‘problematic situations’”.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Ten in 1000 newborns diagnosed with congenital heart disease

first_imgAround ten babies in every 1,000 born in Cyprus are diagnosed with a form of congenital heart dis-ease, Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said on Tuesday.Ioannou, speaking during a press conference to mark Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week, said the majority of cases were not serious and were successfully treated by cardiologists. He said out of the total, only 10 per cent of the infants needed surgery.In recent years, the minister said, the state had signed agreements for the purchase of services by a team of experienced and specialised surgeons to reduce the cost of treatment abroad to pa-tients and their families.As a result, he added, the majority of heart surgeries are treated locally with an approximate cost of €12,000 to €15,000 per patient. Over the last six years about 150 cardiac catheterisations have taken place in Cyprus, Ioannou said.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoFreedom Debt ReliefPeople In Heavy Debt Are In For A SurpriseFreedom Debt ReliefUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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President says Gesy will go ahead as planned

first_imgThe national health scheme (Gesy) will go ahead as planned with the first phase introduced on June 1, 2019, President Nicos Anastasiades said.In an interview with Phileleftheros published on Monday, Anastasiades said no complaint would cancel or postpone its introduction.Five groups of specialist doctors have already said they will opt out of Gesy. ENT doctors, endocrinologists, paediatricians and gastroenterologists were last week joined by members of the Cyprus Society of Nuclear Medicine in saying they would not join Gesy.He said he was hopeful that within 2019 the government could also go ahead with the implementation of other large changes in regulations, including those that cover local government.We do not have the right, he said, to put off reforms that are essential now for the proper working of the state, especially those departments concerned with the daily activities of residents, such as local government. “We must overcome local interests and see the bigger picture,” he said.He said the government is also at the final stages of drawing up legislation that will make it a criminal offence to not  file a tax return properly.On the issue of electronic government, the president said Cyprus is in close contact with Estonia – a European leader in this field – and is in the process of putting €240 million of programmes into effect, which will change the basic way the state is run.He also expressed faith in the government’s plan to make Cyprus into a regional education centre. He said tertiary education is already taking on a more international role.You May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Woman wanted for fraud in Russia arrested

first_imgA woman who is wanted for offences committed in Russia was arrested on Sunday in Paphos.An international arrest warrant was pending against the 52-year-old woman who is wanted for fraud committed in 2014 and 2015.She was arrested at 1.45pm and is being detained while police are waiting for an international arrest warrant to be sent from Russia.The suspect is expected in court later on.last_img

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September fuel sales up 38 pct

first_imgBy Marie KambasOVERALLS sales of petroleum products rose 3.8 per cent in September compared to the month before to 112,786 tonnes mainly on higher sales of low sulphur diesel used primarily for commercial activities, the statistical service said.Sales of low sulphur diesel rose 16 per cent to 22,571 tonnes compared to August, Cystat said in a statement on its website. Sales of unleaded petrol 95 rose 3.4 per cent to 29,439 tonnes.In September, the volume of aviation kerosene sold fell 14 per cent to 31,325 tonnes compared to August, one of the peak months in terms of tourist arrivals.Sales of heavy fuel oil, primarily to the shipping industry, rose 10 per cent in September to 14,794 tonnes, while diesel for marine use fell 12 per cent to 4,246 tonnes compared to August, according to Cystat.In January to September, overall sales of petroleum products were 14 per cent above those in the respective period last year, according to Cystat.Overall direct imports of heavy fuel oil by the state-owned power producer Electricity Authority of Cyprus rose 25 per cent to 555,701 tonnes while those of diesel fell 51 per cent to 105,049 in the first eight months of the year compared to a year before, Cystat said.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo 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

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