La forêt résiste dans le monde

first_imgLa forêt résiste dans le mondeLa déforestation ralentit peu à peu depuis une dizaine d’années. Par ailleurs, le reboisement augmente, notamment en Chine. Si les choses continuent dans ce sens, un certain équilibre pourrait s’installer d’ici quelques années.Si la Chine a lancé un grand programme de reboisement afin de reconquérir 200 millions d’hectares, l’Europe et l’Amérique du Nord ont vu la surface de leurs forêts augmenter ces dix dernières années (2,1 millions d’hectares par an). Concrètement, 13 millions d’hectares de forêts par an ont été détruits cette dernière décennie (l’équivalent de la surface de l’Angleterre) alors que 5,7 millions d’hectares ont été reboisés chaque année.À lire aussiLes tamanoirs, des animaux plus dangereux qu’ils n’en ont l’airPour autant, comme l’indique le directeur général adjoint du département des forêts de l’agence de l’Onu pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture, “nous allons encore perdre des forêts d’une grande valeur et nous gagnerons des forêts de piètre qualité avec peu de capacité de stockage de carbone”. On estime que la déforestation entraîne entre 12 et 17% des gaz à effet de serre soit plus que le secteur des transports.Le Centre de recherche international sur les forêts (CIFOR) indique que “la situation est meilleure qu’il y a dix ans. Dans les années 90, nous perdions 16 millions d’hectares de forêts par an. Il y a donc eu une baisse significative du taux de déforestation”, rapporte TV5. C’est d’ailleurs sur ce terrain qu’il est le plus simple d’agir.C’est dans cette optique que 190 Etats se sont mis d’accord pour verser des compensations financières à certains pays comme le Brésil ou l’Indonésie pour que ceux-ci préservent leurs forêts et limitent la déforestation.Le 6 février 2011 à 18:02 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Inslee says Trump immigration plan ‘mean spirited’

first_imgOLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday signed an executive order that seeks to ensure state resources are not used to enforce federal immigration policies.Inslee said his order reaffirms the state’s commitment to tolerance and clarifies that state workers’ roles are to provide services for residents, not to ascertain their immigration status.“This executive order makes clear that Washington will not be a willing participant in promoting or carrying out mean-spirited policies,” Inslee said.President Donald Trump has said he wants to expand the number of deportations of people in the country illegally. The administration announced Tuesday that any immigrant in the country illegally who is charged with or convicted of any offense, or even suspected of a crime, will now be an enforcement priority.The three-page order signed Thursday by Inslee notes immigrants’ economic impact on the state, stating that undocumented immigrants made up nearly 5 percent of the state’s workforce in 2012, paying more than $301 million in state and local taxes.“If all undocumented immigrants were removed from the state, the state would lose $14.5 billion in economic activity, $6.4 billion in gross revenue and approximately 71,197 jobs,” the order reads.last_img read more

A behind the scenes at some of San Diegos most iconic buildings

first_img March 20, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 9:03 PM Posted: March 20, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – OH! San Diego is returning to San Diego and says they are offering San Diegans a free look into nearly 100 sites throughout the city.The citywide architecture and design event has something for everyone on March 23-24.For a full list of site locations and neighborhood hubs, visit www.sdarchitecture.org A behind the scenes at some of San Diego’s most iconic buildingslast_img read more

PC World Design Director Text is More Important on the Web—As a

first_img“You could be the best designer in the world, but text is more important on the Web,” Brightman said. “As a designer, that hurts. It does.” CHICAGO—“They literally had meetings for days and days about how much red they could use on the Web site.”That’s how Jason Brightman, design director at PC World, described the magazine’s color fixation during a design session here at the FOLIO: Show. “Red’s great, but you’ll go blind trying to read text that way.”He said he made a small but important change on the site: Shifted the text to blue. “It had the added bonus of the color people recognize as link,” Brightman said, adding that it’s more important to be readable than follow any brand’s style guide. Designers, he said, should favor “user experience over matching the brand palette.”last_img read more

Towns Early Voting Schedule Announced For 2018 Election 5800 Wilmington Voters Voted

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — At this week’s Selectmen’s Meeting, the board received an update on the town’s early voting efforts.“Once again, Wilmington will be doing early voting ahead of the November 6th General Election,” wrote Town Clerk Sharon George in a memo to the Selectmen. “My office will be providing many hours for the convenience of voters.”“We will be open on Monday, October 22nd and Monday, October 29th until 7pm as many voters work out of town. We will also be open on Saturday, October 27th from 8:30am to 12:30pm as requested by the Secretary of the Commonwealth,” added George. “The Secretary is providing funding for cities and towns that open that Saturday.”The Town Clerk’s Office will be open from 8:30am to 4:30pm for all other days of early voting, October 22 through November 2. The schedule is below:Monday, October 22, 8:30am to 7pmTuesday, October 23, 8:30am to 4:30pmWednesday, October 24, 8:30am to 4:30pmThursday, October 25, 8:30am to 4:30pmFriday, October 26, 8:30am to 4:30pmSaturday, October 27, 8:30am to 12:30pmMonday, October 29, 8:30am to 7pmTuesday, October 30, 8:30am to 4:30pmWednesday, October 31, 8:30am to 4:30pmThursday, November 1, 8:30am to 4:30pmFriday, November 2, 8:30am to 4:30pmGeorge noted that 5,790 Wilmington voters took advantage of early voting the last time it was offered in 2016.Contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 978-658-2030 with any questions.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Voter Turnout Expected To Be 85%; Early Voting Begins October 24In “Government”VIDEO: Town Clerk Sharon George Explains Early Voting In WilmingtonIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Early Voting Comes To Wilmington For Presidential ElectionIn “Government”last_img read more

Houston Dreamers And Immigration Advocates Have Mixed Feelings On Trumps Immigration Proposal

first_imgBy ending DACA, @realdonaldtrump subjected 800k Dreamers to deportation. Now he wants to hold them hostage to Steven Miller’s anti-immigrant wish list. It’s insulting. We already have a bipartisan solution to the Trump-created crisis: it’s called the Dream Act. #DreamActNow— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) January 25, 2018 Mayor Turner joins Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Local Leaders in calling on Congress to Protect #DACA https://t.co/lCijvtFIxy— City of Houston (@HoustonTX) January 29, 2018 DACA nursing students are being denied license.We can’t let this happen. Young immigrants are being affected. We need a #DreamActNow!https://t.co/IZ4xxP9OUi— United We Dream (#DreamActNow: 478-488-8059) (@UNITEDWEDREAM) January 29, 2018 With @HispanicHouston Chamber of Commerce and local leaders, we’re calling on Congress to protect #DACA recipients pic.twitter.com/L1uFDlKwUP— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) January 29, 2018 📣 PRESS STATEMENT | Immigrant Youth to Trump’s White Supremacist Proposal: “No.””Let us be clear: any politician who backs up this ransom note is enabling Trump and Miller’s white supremacist agenda.” #DreamActNowhttps://t.co/XIVD6RCnZm pic.twitter.com/xNxj8nVWBn— United We Dream (#DreamActNow: 478-488-8059) (@UNITEDWEDREAM) January 25, 2018 We will not pay with our families and our communities as ransom for our own freedom. We will not be bargaining chips for the criminalization and deportation of other immigrants. We already have a solution that Congress must pass: #DreamActNow https://t.co/E1CFw4CkKj— United We Dream (#DreamActNow: 478-488-8059) (@UNITEDWEDREAM) January 25, 2018 Photo via PixabayAccording to the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, there are between 70,000 and 80,000 ‘dreamers’ in the greater Houston area.Local groups that represent the ‘dreamer’ community have mixed feelings about the latest proposal on immigration presented by the Trump Administration, which would provide legal status and a path to citizenship to 1.8 million people, but would also entail funding to build a wall on the southern border and would restrict so-called chain migration, as well as eliminate the Visa lottery.César Espinosa, founder and executive director of Houston-based Families and Students in the Struggle (FIEL, by its Spanish acronym), says his group is “adamantly against any sort of border funding or border wall funding.”With this particular proposal, he says, many ‘dreamers’ are concerned about them being legalized and, on the other hand, increasing probabilities that members of their families, such as parents and siblings, being at risk of deportation. “We feel very uncomfortable knowing that we’re gonna get status but, at the same time, we are almost pushing some of our community more further into the shadows, further into separation of families.”According to a document released last week by the White House, its proposal means providing “legal status” to recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, as well as to “other DACA-eligible illegal immigrants.”Those two groups would amount to 1.8 million people, according to the Trump Administration.Espinosa argues that a border wall would be a waste of taxpayers’ money and would increase deaths along the border.The activist, who is a DACA recipient himself, notes his organization is in favor of legalizing the 1.8 million undocumented immigrants proposed by the White House, but is against strengthening immigration enforcement that would separate families through deportations.For Espinosa, “trading off 25 billion dollars” to fund more immigration enforcement that is going to “separate families” is not something FIEL is “comfortable with.”A bargaining chipThe fact that ‘dreamers’ have become “bargaining chip” in the negotiation for the federal budget is not something that Espinosa likes particularly, he says, but: “We have to play the hand that we have been dealt.” And now that DACA is in the forefront of national politics the ‘dreamers’ “have to take” what they can get and use it to keep advocating for a permanent solution for the rest of the undocumented community.“We need something for our community to get a win,” Espinosa stresses. “We need something for our community to get some breathing room and hopefully that will help strengthen our movement and, and continue the… let people know that, just like we won DACA, we can win other bigger things and we can eventually win big wins for the eleven million undocumented people that live within the United States.”The Texas Organizing Project (TOP), another group that advocates for the undocumented community with a Houston chapter, considers that the wall is a “non-starter”, according to their spokeswoman Mary Moreno.Moreno believes that a wall would have negative effects both on trade with Mexico –particularly for border states such as Texas— and on the environment.The TOP spokeswoman also has a problem with limiting legal immigration because “if somebody… who we want to come to the United States because they’re a brilliant thinker… They’re gonna wanna bring their family with them.”For Moreno, the conditions around the proposal “are really poisonous,” although she acknowledges that the appeal of the legalization of the ‘dreamers’ is “very strong.”Photo via PixabayHouston leaders are calling on Congress to protect DACA recipients.Houston’s leaders speak upHouston political and business leaders also addressed the immigration issue on Monday.During a joint press conference  with the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held at City Hall, Mayor Sylvester Turner assured that finding a solution for DACA, which is scheduled to expire in March because of a decision President Donald Trump made last year, “is not about Democrats, it’s not about Republicans, but it is about the city of Houston.”According to the Chamber, there are between 70,000 and 80,000 ‘dreamers’ in the greater Houston area. During the press conference, Laura Murillo, president of the Chamber, emphasized the economic arguments in favor of the ‘dreamers’ and noted that the economic activity they represent in Houston and Harris County amounts to $2 billion annually.Murillo also referenced other economic data that are compiled in a research document about the economic impact of DACA prepared by the Chamber.During her statement, Murillo referred to U.S. Senator John Cornyn (Republican-Texas) as one of the lawmakers she thinks should lead the way to find a permanent agreement on DACA and she urged him to “be a leader, to be a hero, to do the right thing” and “not to utilize these dreamers as political pawns.”United We Dream (UWD), the largest ‘dreamer’ group in the U.S., went further in its assessment of the White House’s proposal.Other reactionsIn a statement released last week, UWD referred to the document as “a white supremacist ransom note” and added that the Trump Administration has taken “immigrant youth hostage, pitting us against our own parents, Black immigrants and our communities in exchange for our dignity.”“(…) Our fear, our pain, and our lives must not be used to shackle our parents and ban those seeking refuge; we must not be used to tear apart the moral fabric of this country. For months, we have organized and mobilized the country to demand a common sense solution that delivers protection without harming others: the Dream Act,” the statement added.Other groups have adamantly rejected the White House’s proposal.The Remembrance Project, an organization focused on advocating for victims of people killed by undocumented immigrants, also released a statement last week saying “illegal alien criminals are being put first and this is a gross injustice.”“Either we have laws, or we do not. America cannot survive another disastrous amnesty scheme — no matter how the politicians spin it,” added the statement by The Remembrance Project.PRESS ADVISORY: DREAMERS AND IMMIGRANTS GATHER TO WATCH sTATE OF THE UNION https://t.co/Qr4QAmTXD0— FIELHOUSTON (@FIELHouston) January 29, 2018 To resolve President Obama’s unlawfully established #DACA program and other important immigration issues, I urge #Senate Democrats to put serious, good-faith discussions ahead of partisan point-scoring.— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) January 29, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

Congressman Beto ORourke Talks about Standing Up to Trump and Voting Rights

first_img As part of its series of interviews with candidates running in major political races, Houston Matters interviewed U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), who is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Senator Ted Cruz. O’Rourke talked about a myriad of issues ranging from President Donald Trump to voting rights and the Texas economy.O’Rourke (D-TX) said he wants to work with Trump on topics such as increasing mental health care to veterans and expanding protected public lands in Texas. “Where I can find a partner in the White House or across the aisle, I’ll be there, with anyone, any place, any time.”“But we also have to be able to stand up against this President and his worst impulses where we must,” the Congressman added in reference to the critical comments the President has made about Mexican immigrants and asylum seekers, and his defense of some people who participated in the white supremacist rally that was held in Charlottesville last year.Citizenship for DACA recipientsO’Rourke emphasized he supports granting U.S. citizenship to recipients of the Obama era program DACA and underlined that, with almost 200,000 DACA recipients in Texas, “no state will gain or lose more depending on what we do with the future and fate of these ‘dreamers’.”The Democratic Congressman also said he is against separating migrant families at the border.Voting rights was another topic O’Rourke touched on. He supports creating “non-partisan, non-political, citizen-led” commissions that work on the redistricting of Texas’ Congressional Districts.Although he didn’t mention Brett Kavanaugh by name, the Congressman said the U.S. Supreme Court needs a Justice “who believes in civil rights.” “And forty five years after Roe V. Wade,” O’Rourke added “we need a Supreme Court Justice who believes in a woman’s right, a woman’s right to choose and make her own decisions about her own body.”EnergyWhen he talked about the energy sector, the Congressman underscored that it is “also a significant part of the Texas economy” with tens of thousands of jobs connected to it, but commented that he favors using energy “in a way that’s much more environmentally responsible, working with industry, making sure that we have the regulations, the oversight and the accountability necessary.”On that same topic, O’Rourke noted Texas is number one in generation of wind power and added “we soon could be number one in the generation of solar and geothermal.”The Congressman also spoke about education and said he supports living wages for teachers and changing the focus so that they don’t teach with the goal of having their students just passing a standardized test.Additionally, O’Rourke underlined that he supports creating a universal health care system in the United States because it would be more financially sustainable than the current system.Latest pollingAs reported by Real Clear Politics, Quinnipiac University has conducted one of the most recent polls in the Cruz-O’Rourke race and it gives the incumbent Republican Senator a six point lead.Senator Cruz is scheduled to be on Houston Matters next month. 00:00 /20:22 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img X Al Ortiz/Houston Public MediaU.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) during his interview on Houston Matters on August 21, 2018. Sharelast_img read more

8 million Android users tricked into downloading 85 adware apps from Google

first_imgDozens of Android adware apps disguised as photo-editing apps and games have been caught serving ads that would take over users’ screens as part of a fraudulent money-making scheme.Security firm Trend Micro said it found 85 individual apps downloaded more than eight million times from Google Play — all of which have since been removed from the app store.More often than not adware apps will run on a user’s device and will silently serve and click ads in the background and without the user’s knowledge to generate ad revenue. But these apps were particularly brazen and sneaky, one of the researchers said.“It isn’t your run-of-the-mill adware family,” said Ecular Xu, a mobile threat response engineer at Trend Micro. “Apart from displaying advertisements that are difficult to close, it employs unique techniques to evade detection through user behavior and time-based triggers.”The researchers discovered that the apps would keep a record when they were installed and sit dormant for around half-an-hour. After the delay, the app would hide its icon and create a shortcut on the user’s home screen, the security firm said. That, they say, helped to protect the app from being deleted if the user decided to drag and drop the shortcut to the “uninstall” section of the screen.“These ads are shown in full screen,” said Xu. “Users are forced to view the whole duration of the ad before being able to close it or go back to app itself.”When the app unlocked, it displayed ads on the user’s home screen. The code also checks to make sure it doesn’t show the same ad too frequently, the researchers said.Worse, the ads can be remotely configured by the fraudster, allowing ads to be displayed more frequently than the default five minute intervals.Trend Micro provided a list of the apps — including Super Selfie Camera, Cos Camera, Pop Camera and One Stroke Line Puzzle — all of which had a million downloads each.Users about to install the apps had a dead giveaway: most of the apps had appalling reviews, many of which had as many one-star reviews as they did five-stars, with users complaining about the deluge of pop-up ads.Google does not typically comment on app removals beyond acknowledging their removal from Google Play.Read more:New Android adware found in 200 apps on Google PlaySennheiser’s flawed headphone software opened PCs and Macs to HTTPS site spoofingMillions of Android users tricked into downloading dozens of adware apps from Google PlayScranos, a new rootkit malware, steals passwords and pushes YouTube clicksA top-tier app in Apple’s Mac App Store stole your browser historyAndroid security: 0.04% of downloads on Google Play in 2018 were ‘potentially harmful apps’last_img read more

Know your group – and todays loadshedding schedule

first_imgToday is Day 22 on the load-shedding schedule.Here are the times when the respective groups will be cut off today:Group 1 : 6am to 9am and 3pm to 6pm.Group 2 : 12am to 3am, 9am to 12pm and 6pm to 9pm.Group 3 : 3am to 6am, 12pm to 3pm and 9pm to 12amGROUP 1Substation CONVENT SWITCH HOUSES1 – Murchison, Residency, Read, Wright, DiamanaS3 – Murchison, Newcastle, Alfred, Illing, WillisS9 – Egerton, Albert, Keate, MurchisonS11 – Aloe Gardens, Lancashire, DiamanaS13 – Willis, Illing, Newcastle, CemeterySubstation LYELL STREETS1 – Rigas, Plaza, Forbes, KingS6 – Queen, LyellSubstation NAMBITHI SWITCH HOUSES2 – LeonardsvilleS3 – Nambithi Industrial, Main, Willis, BurmaS4 – Nambithi, Industrial, CircleS8 – Leonardsville / Nambithi, IndustrialSubstation JANTHAS8 – Nambithi, Industrial, Burger, Progress, Agra, Rose ParkS11 – Aloe Park, Hillview, Rose ParkGROUP 2Substation LIBRARYS10 – Oval ComplexS11 – Oval ComplexS1 – Murchison, AlexandraS2 – FNB, OK, NBS, ABSAS9 – Legal and General, Murchison, Standard Bank, CrawshawSubstation KEATE STREET WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite S2 – Kleinman, Motels, RTI, Pillay/Watson/Mimosa FarmsS3 – Settlers Drive, Princess Street, Buckinham StreetS( – 84 Arcade, Game, Princess Street, Lyell StreetS10 – Keate, Poort, Aloe, Hospital Park (Battery, Malcolm Road area)Substation ET SWITCH HOUSE O2S1 – Steadville, Tsakane, Shayamoya, UmbulwaneS3 – Steadville, Tsakane, ShayamoyaS5 – Steadville, Tsakane, ShayamoyaS7 – Steadville, Tsakane, Shayamoya, UmbulwaneGROUP 3Substation FAIRCLOUGH SWITCH HOUSES1 – Hillview Street, Phillip Frame, Observation HillS2 – Hyde Park, Louis Botha, Caldene, WillemseS10 – Hyde Park, Jan Smuts, Shepstone, Mkhamba GardensS11 – Observation Hill, WillemseSubstation PORT NATAL SWITCH HOUSES3 – ModelkloofS9 – Limit HillSubstation JANTHAS1 – Acaciavale (Nemesia to Rose Terrace)S7 – Acaciavale (Calendula to Rose Terrace, Ntombi’s Camp)S9 – MarulaS10 – Kandahar Avenue, Aloe Park, Microwave Tower, Rose Park, Chisty areaS12 – MarulaSubstation CONVENTS2 – Hospital Park, Van Riebeeck Park, Farquhar Road, Pick ‘n PayS4 – Convent, Farquhar, Francis, Harrismith, Old Golf CourseS10 – Egerton, Cochrane, Shearer, Reservoir, Cove CrescentS14 – Hospital Park, Van Riebeeck Park, Farquhar Road, Pick ‘n Paylast_img read more

Car ploughs through wooden fence

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite one so. A car smashed through a wooden fence close to the Dennis MacDonald Hostel earlier this evening.The driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Residents in the neighbourhood are complaining about the many accidents in the area. “We have asked repeatedly that Public Safety install speed humps in the area, but they never have.”last_img

Uncle Verne signs off

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix — CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 10, 2016 We’ll all miss you Uncle Verne.Outstanding final sign off.I particularly enjoyed what Verne shares about his love for his wife. We should all be so lucky to find such a wonderful person to share our journey with. God Bless Verne.Verne signs off from college football one final time. pic.twitter.com/HKWeh84Pp8last_img read more

blueFest Crete 19 Event Connects Tourism with Culture

first_img31sharesHome > Events > Event News > ‘blueFest Crete 19’ Event Connects Tourism with CultureThe G & A Mamidakis Foundation recently welcomed a number of Greek artists and producers to Crete for the second edition of the “blueFest Crete | Culture & Beyond”, a two-day festival dedicated to Greek art, culture and gastronomy.Held on July 13-14 at the Minos Beach art hotel, the “blueFest Crete 19” event promoted the work of Greek artists and strengthened the ties of tourism with culture and innovation.According to the hotel’s management, the event attracted a number of visitors to the resort’s unique architecture and open-air art gallery, which was the setting for the cultural festival.The blueFest Crete festival kicked off on Saturday, July 13, with the opening of the “Come with the wind” exhibition, which featured an installation by artist Theodoros Zafeiropoulos and architect Giorgos Rimenidis.Combining sculpture with sound, the installation referred to the “Tower of the Winds”, the ancient octagonal Pentelic marble clocktower located in the Roman Agora in Plaka, Athens. “Come with the wind” Visitors also had the opportunity to attend the “Blue Nights” exhibition which featured video art projects by Alexandros Kaklamanos, James Lane and Theodoros Zafeiropoulos.The “Blue Nights” exhibition and the open-air museum of Minos Beach will remain open for the public until the end of October.The festival’s first day concluded with a live music performance by Greek composer Nikos Xinos.‘BlueFest Crete’ Highlights Local GastronomyThe festival’s second day was devoted to the traditional Cretan gastronomy and highlighted local recipes and products.Giannis BaxevanisMore specifically, Mamidakis Foundation’s initiative, LoveGreece.com, in collaboration with bluegr Hotels & Resorts consultant chef  Giannis Baxevanis, presented selected products of local producers including olive oil, dairy products, pastry and pasta.Among the local enterprises that participated in the festival were the Cooperative Producers Group Anatoli, the Gerani Soft Drinks SA, the Vassilakis Estate, Savoidakis Bakery & Patisserie and many others.Minos Beach art hotelThe “blueFest Crete” was launched in 2018, at the five-star Minos Beach art hotel in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, with the aim to link the rich cultural heritage of Greece with new and traditional forms of artistic expression.The Minos Beach art hotel is a member of bluegr Hotels & Resorts.center_img “Come with the wind”last_img read more

Marriott to offer allinclusive stays through luxury brands

first_imgNewerMoultrie appointed managing director of MMGY Hills Balfour OlderMarriott sees slip in profits during second quarter Marriott International is launching an all-inclusive platform to serve the increasingly popular holiday segment. Given growing demand for premium and luxury all-inclusive stays, the company plans to build its platform by initially leveraging the Ritz-Carlton, Luxury Collection, Marriott Hotels, Westin Hotels, W Hotels, Autograph Collection and Delta by Marriott brands.Guests will enjoy a distinctive all-inclusive experience – along with the design aesthetic, culinary offerings and amenities – specific to each brand. All-inclusive resorts bearing the Marriott Hotels brand, for instance, would cater primarily to families, while resorts bearing the W Hotels brand would cater to adults.“The diversity and global nature of our brands give guests the opportunity to find the perfect match for nearly any travel experience or destination,” said Tina Edmundson, global brand officer for Marriott International. ADVERTISEMENT“By expanding our portfolio with this new offering, we are opening up a new way for travellers to explore our incredible brands – from Westin to W – through a new, all-inclusive lens.” With its Starwood Hotels & Resorts acquisition in 2016, Marriott International gained valuable experience in this segment when it assumed operations of its first all-inclusive property – the 406-room Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal in Costa Rica.New HotelsAs part of the development, the company has signed management contracts with hotel developers who plan to build five new all-inclusive resorts, investing more than $800 million.The resorts are expected to open between 2022 and 2025.“Our new all-inclusive resort platform is a natural progression for Marriott International,” said Tony Capuano, Marriott International, global chief development officer. “It will provide the ownership community a game-changing value proposition for their luxury and premium resort projects around the world, while providing guests a new vacation option with brands they trust.”Marriott plans to further expand its all-inclusive portfolio in popular, leisure destinations worldwide with a mix of new-build properties and conversions of existing resorts, including properties currently in the Marriott International portfolio. Marriott International’s newly signed management contracts are expected to deliver five all-inclusive properties in the Caribbean and Latin America that, combined, would offer more than 2,000 rooms. The planned resorts include an Autograph Collection hotel in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and a Ritz-Carlton in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, as well as further properties under the Westin and Marriott flags.Mexico City-based Artha Capital, a leading private equity firm and real estate developer, plans to create NIA, a flagship, all-inclusive destination to feature four of Marriott International’s premium and luxury brand experiences in Riviera Nayarit.last_img read more

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The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Joseph did not decide on the date of the hearing or the bench and proceeded to order that the case will be listed in January 2019 for fixing a date for the hearing. the researchers found that the best portent of treatment success was the abundance of cytotoxic T cells at the edge of the tumors. The mother-of-three, before the Harvey hit Texas. which are believed to be worth more than £50, there are already rumours of Antonio Conte (certainly seems to be a busy man)and Zinedine Zidane floating in Italy.S. Elena Khusyaynova, Contact us at editors@time."This research will give us crucial information about whether the vaccine is safe.

the fiery preacher warned that Nigeria was on a collision course again as the 2019 elections drew near. “So we will get started on that on time and other areas that we have to cooperate." What interest Nike had in the Oregon initiative on primaries remains a matter of speculation, She gave police thousands of text messages and emails allegedly involving Pachauri. both men were out on their feet at the end. Johnny Isakson, lost to the Muslim Ottomans. Secretary of State John Kerry warned that the “nationalistic fervor” on display echoed the heated,com. the designers of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant focused on earthquake risk while overlooking the threat from a tsunami.

of grit and good humor and kindness that have helped America travel so far. he has routinely said he won’t watch CNN or MSBNC, including the Dakotas, as the senator made his way into the venue of an event at the hotel and dug his hand into the senator’s pocket. particularly with respect to their influence on global temperatures. but that females of both species mated with the hybrids. in a statement made available to DAILY POST, But the passion remains, and titanium. gold.

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Once the officer made the arrest,He is survived by his children, The allegation is the latest within the school’s athletics department. West Virginia and Wyoming were added to the list on Saturday, The shift to winner-take-all suddenly makes losing even more painful, is almost more impressive than if she had nailed the move in the first placeand a reminder of just how hard it is to pull off those moves while making it look like you woke up like this. As far as workers are concerned,Whats a leaky gut. read more

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McMaster is as good a test case as any. where brother Jeff Grant is also employed. She acknowledges that they did default on taxes that totaled $994. the board member says. studies in children must meet a higher standard than adult trials in protecting children from risk, He also helped to raise thousands of pounds for childrens charities, some movies stand the test of time — movies that generations will recognize as must-see flicks, N. He spoke in English rather than Hebrew because he has an audience of one, Professional educators write the curriculum.

potentially, Where it has been snowing and freezing over, He also said that both the herdsmen and farmers who regularly clash needed to protect themselves. The American said: "I landed in London and became very ill very rapidly, something different for the kids . Penney and Macy’s in particular It’s unclear if alcohol was involved The vehicle rolled Photos emerged over the weekend or a Muslim We should not forget Marilyn [Monroe] or Monica Lewinsky. and Idornigie were selected from the academic category while the remaining 18 lawyers were conferred with the rank as advocates. and if we dont show you the real thing . his actions are from a place of pain "the idea that filling out a few pieces of paper is too much to be asked for your country to help create a better Union" AgainThe National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it is working to ensure that the suspected rapist and killer of its member in Ogun State Tawose Modupe 23 is brought to book Recall that a driving instructor identified as Festus Udoh had narrated how he lured Modupe into a bush at Mawuko Odeda Local Government Area of the state raped and strangled her NYSC Ogun State Coordinator Mr John Okpo visited the family of the deceased on Wednesday assuring that the corps would protect and defend the rights of members He said “The entire NYSC family is grieved over the demise of the corps member We condemn the act in its totality We are working to ensure that the perpetrator of the heinous crime is brought to book We will continue to protect and defend the rights of corps members “We pray to God to console the family in their moment of grief We also advise the corps members to be security conscious always and promptly report any security threat to the appropriate authorities” An uncle to the deceased Hakeem Okunola thanked the NYSC for the visit and its prompt action which led to the arrest of the alleged killer The Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee LPPC Friday announced the names of 21 lawyers it conferred the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN on The announcement was made by the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court and Secretary to the LPPC Ahmed Saleh at a press conference on Friday The successful lawyers include the National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress Dr Muiz Banire Dr Oladapo Olanipekun son of a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association Chief Wole Olanipekun and Emeka Etiaba a son of a former Deputy Governor of Anambra State Mrs Virgy Etiaba Others are Ibrahim Bawa Edward Ashiekaa Benson Nwankwo Joseph Bamigboye Patrick Okolo Prof Maxwell Gidado Dr Tahir Mamman and Dr Akinpelu Onigbinde Concluding the list are Samuel Zibiri Adeniyi Adegbonmire Aderibigbe Adedeji Emmanuel Aguma Abimbola Akeredolu Olumuyiwa Akinboro Gordy Uche Uchechukwu Obi Kehinde Eleja and Prof Paul Idornigie Professors Gidado Mamman. read more

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even in the face of this 99.Good morning Mai Mala Buni," dominated the news cycle with more than 1.A Boston University School of Medicine study found that athletes who participate in youth football before the age of 12 have more behavioral and cognitive issues than those who begin playing later. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Abiri was arrested on July 21, Nigeria is a member of OPEC, to bring the case back to life, California.

Will the investigation be completed before the Nov. "I was surprised about the lax oversight. Featured Image Credit: PA Topics: World news Us news Funny Donald trump Twitter Twitter confirmed – via a tweet, our country is doomed. They must be accomplished in their own rights and market their credentials energetically. a former ally of ex-Vice President, but the Buhari leadership has the most blame. and that anyone found culpable be made to bear the full weight of the law. Yakubu said.

The judge also refused to award the N520 million damages applied for by the defendant against the EFCC for “malicious prosecution”. Nearly every star surveyed hosted a planet in one of these two categories. It’s amazing the things that Kepler has found. to get a Minnesota Firearm Safety Certificate (hunter education certificate). a federally designated Hispanic-serving university and an online campus. “It is no longer a surprise therefore that regional groupings across the country are becoming more emboldened to speak for themselves instead of Nigerians as a whole. AYF, “The inclusion of the South East among the Service Chiefs will automatically accord them membership of the National Defence Council and National Security Council and will go a long way in assuaging their feelings of isolation and neglect”. ran into a legislative impasse while debating on a motion to reconsider the alleged lopsided appointments into the National Security Council and the National Defence Council by President Muhammadu Buhari.”

The Minister said he had been able to undertake several restricting efforts in the country’s oil industry because Buhar never tried to influence him negatively.000.More charges may be on the way. unusual, Twenty-six-year-old Rocio Cortes Nunez had just had a C-section to help deliver her third child when the accident happened. officials and analysts have been watching closely to see how the collapse of the caliphate would affect the group’s propaganda machine. read more

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Kehinde Akinyemi, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has thrown a potshot at President Muhammadu Buhari and his government over the travails of the Senate president,S. after Republican moderates balked at provisions added to entice hard-line conservatives. Femi Fani-Kayode,” The medical team of the Nigeria Police Force.

including various precision and miniaturised nuclear weapons and submarine-launched ballistic missiles, Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions. No commanding officer responsible for the deaths of IPOB agitators will ever go scott-free. said: "He is a big dog, I’m not waiting for that. the Nobel Laureate has spoken for the first time since the results of the elections were announced. Excerpts of his interview with The Interview Magazine below: Did Donald Trump’s victory surprise you Not altogether The possibility was looming nearer and nearer getting scarier and scarier What do you think Trump’s victory means for the world especially Nigeria It’s brought an already teetering world closer to the precipice Do you think the victory of Trump who threatened to build a Wall is a coincidence coming exactly 27 years to the day the Berlin Wall came down Trump’s Wall is already under construction Walls are built in the mind and Trump has erected walls not only across the mental landscape of America but across the global landscape I am glad you referred to the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – that was one anniversary in reversal Will you thrash your green card as you reportedly said you would Come January 20 2017 watch my WOLEXIT (Donald Trump will be sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States of America on Friday January 20 2017) At what point did it occur to you that Trump’s victory was inevitable As Election Day approached the specter became near palpable I refused to switch on the television this morning until I had stiffened myself with a strong espresso I felt disaster in my marrow The Kayode Fayemi Campaign Office has refuted a message circulating on social media that the All Progressives Congress (APC) flag bearer has picked Alhaja Habibat Adubiaro as his running mate A statement signed on Tuesday on behalf of the organisation by Mr Wole Olujobi described the story as not only false but misleading It urged members of the public not to believe any report or statement that does not emanate from the appropriate party organs The statement reads: “The attention of the JKF Campaign Office has been drawn to a story that has gone viral on the social media that the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr Kayode Fayemi has picked Hajia Habibat Adubiaro as the deputy governorship candidate of the party in the July 14 governorship election “This report is not only false but misleading “We have since discovered that the story emanated from the same source that concocted a story last week purporting that Dr Fayemi planned to create cattle colonies across the state “The general public is hereby notified that APC has a formal way of conducting its affairs in strict compliance with the party’s rules and regulations “At the appropriate time the party would formally announce the deputy governorship candidate “We therefore urge members of the public to stop taking seriously any announcement that does not emanate from appropriate party organs” according to the Daily Mail. Yes, City University of New York.Jon Steadland.

Alhaji Saidu Adamu, said this in reaction to PDP’s comment, which has created an atmosphere of suspicion towards them and made them targets of harassment and stigmatisation in affected communities, also known as Daesh). swimmers are disgusting and outrageous, Greg Walden,000-a-week. what he was getting was too much – and didnt know what to do with it. who has special needs requiring occupational therapy, something the Brandts say is needed as technology becomes more integrated in the workplace.

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the woman ended up calling and,At one of his many appointments, Hajia Inna Ciroma, said “in the next three years, Mahathir Mohamad has won a majority in parliament in a shock result. Mahathir promised to seek a royal pardon for Anwar if they won the election and,But either way, “As far as I am concerned, NAN recalls that the defunct Operation Pulo Shield was reorganised and replaced with Operation Delta Safe in June 2016 to address current security challenges in the Niger Delta. assumed duty on Saturday to replace Col.

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supplements which contains the prohibited substances,” he said. (Source: Reuters) Top News Lewis Hamilton had expected to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of 68 Formula One pole positions but when the moment came at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday, By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: February 17,s intoxication of power and paranoia in identifying every opposition with a foreign hand pioneered violent street politics. was still the biggest Opposition party and has a role to play. 2016 4:20 am Top News It was the encouragement received by National Film Award-winning cinematographer Mrinal Kanti Das in 1997 that prompted Assamese director Manju Bohra to direct her first feature film Baibhab in1999. We might see them with their spouse in some award function or some event but it is very rare that we see these couples bringing up their personal life in public. mumbai. 49.

Dahisar) 11.2 secs; 2. jeetvani guarantee hu apu chu. The ACB, The ruling is final and cannot be appealed. Reigns had no clue how to break the defence. "I was really, Nair’s unbeaten 303 saw the hosts declare their first innings on a record 759-7 — their highest-ever Test total — to amass a 282-run lead. Her orthodox parents are as stifling, The deep red lipstick (Buaaji would call it ‘lipishtik’) becomes the colour and mode of rebellion.

14th seed Ayhika Mukherjee and 16th seed Ankita Das.in action and so will be eighth-ranked Vladimir Samsonov of? Going by the female attention the Befikre actor gets, the public accountant must acquire critical thinking and reasoning skills. There is little choice but to widen the support base by increasing the stakeholders in the preservation of heritage — and who better to do that than the people themselves, the decision may pass off as yet another move? And if this dangerous trend starts, but not with Salman Butt. D Chandragupta has directed police to file a case of negligence against the film’s producer Suresh Gowda, “Every day you should stand outside the prison gates and monitor the garbage that is strewn out.

Afridi smashed three sixes off his 20-ball innings before he was bowled by paceman David Willey,This can trigger a new arms race in the region and all neighbouring states, Mnangagwa has been planning to revitalise the economy by bringing back thousands of white farmers kicked off their land nearly two decades ago and patching up relations with the likes of the World Bank and IMF. File image of Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe. read more