PM introduces his council of ministers to Lok Sabha

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday introduced his new Council of Ministers to the Lok Sabha. It is a customary practice for the prime minister to introduce the council of ministers after the new government takes over or if there is a reshuffle or expansion of the union cabinet. The prime minster read out names and portfolios of the ministers who stood up and greeted the members of House with folded hands. Modi is likely to introduce the ministers to the Rajya Sabha on Friday. Besides the PM, the Council of Ministers has 57 members — 24 Cabinet, 9 Ministers of State and 24 MoSes with independent charge.last_img read more

RS election SC to hear Patels plea against Guj HC order

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday fixed August 6 for hearing the plea of senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel pertaining to his election to the Rajya Sabha in 2017 which has been challenged by rival BJP candidate Balwantsinh Rajput in the Gujarat High Court.Patel has challenged the order of the Gujarat High Court’s by which it had dismissed his plea questioning the maintainability of Rajput’s election petition. The apex court had declined to interfere with the October 26, 2018 order of the high court which had said that Rajput’s allegations required a trial. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Patel has filed three appeals against the orders of the high court which were tagged together by the apex court on Monday for final disposal on August 6. A Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also clarified that the ongoing trial would continue and the parties can go ahead with recording evidence. The apex court on January 3 had asked Patel to face trial on Rajput’s election petition challenging the Election Commission’s decision to invalidate the votes of the two rebel MLAs. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHad these votes been counted, he would have defeated Patel, the BJP leader had contended. Patel was declared the winner after the Election Commission invalidated the votes of rebel Congress MLAs Bholabhai Gohel and Raghavjee Patel, bringing down the number of votes needed for victory to 44 from 45. In the election petition before the high court, Rajput also alleged that Patel had taken Congress MLAs to a resort in Bengaluru before the election which amounted to “bribing the voters”. In October 2018, the high court for the second time declined to give relief to Patel. Earlier, April 20, it had rejected Patel’s plea. Patel had first moved the Supreme Court against the April 20, 2018 order, contending that the decision of the poll panel cannot be challenged by an election petition. The apex court on September 26 last year had asked the Gujarat High Court to decide afresh a plea of Patel challenging the maintainability of a petition filed by Rajput. In October it dismissed Patel’s plea.last_img read more

Moroccan tears down Algerian flag from consulate

first_imgMWN with AFP – RABAT – A young Moroccan tore down the Algerian flag from the roof of that country’s consulate in the city of Casablanca during a protest Friday over disputed Western Sahara, police said.A video widely circulated on Internet sites in Morocco shows the man climbing the walls of the building to reach the flag.A police official told AFP the man, a member of a group called “Royalist Youth”, was arrested and would appear before a judge. Dozens of people had gathered outside the consulate in Morocco’s economic capital to protest over comments by Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Western Sahara.In a speech read out in Bouteflika’s name at a meeting in Abuja, he said an international mechanism to monitor human rights in Western Sahara was needed “more than ever.”Bouteflika referred to “massive and systematic human rights violations that take place inside the occupied territories to suppress the peaceful struggle” of the Sahrawi people.Rabat in protest recalled its ambassador to Algiers.The spat is the latest between the North African neighbours whose decades-old rivalry centres on the disputed territorysince 1975.In April 2007, Rabat proposed broad autonomy for the Sahara under its sovereignty.This is rejected by the pro-independence Polisario Front, who are based in the western Algerian city of Tindouf and fought Moroccan troops for a decade and half until the United Nations negotiated a ceasefire in 1991.last_img read more

Production of Electrical Equipment on the Rise in Morocco HCP

Rabat – Production price index for the Non-Refined Petroleum Manufacturing sector increased by 0.1 percent from July to August 2017, indicated the High Commission for Planning.The highest increase was seen in the prices of manufacture of electrical equipment, by 2.8 percent, followed by the manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products, which recorded an increase of 0.1 percent.Meanwhile, production in the clothing industry decreased by 0.7 percent, computer, electronic and optical products fell by 1.5 percent, and rubber and plastic products manufacturing by 0.5 percent. Predation price indices for extractive industries, electricity production and distribution, and water production and distribution sectors stagnated in August.Nevertheless, during the second quarter of 2017, the index of industrial production, energy, and mining recorded an upward trend, with a 1.7 percent increase compared to the same period of 2016.According to analysts at the Office of the High Commissioner, the growth was mainly due to anincrease in the production index of the food industries by 8.1 percent, the chemical industries by 5.4 percent, clothing and furs by 7.8 percent, the automotive industry by 5.1 percent, transport and equipment by 7.2 percent, and publishing products by 5.9 percent. read more

Former Catalan minister Clara Ponsati released on bail by Scottish court

first_imgProf Ponsati returned to Scotland earlier in March having been in Belgium since fleeing Spain with Catalonia’s ex-leader Carles Puigdemont and three other former cabinet members, following an unsuccessful bid to declare independence from Spain in October.She had resumed working at the University of St Andrews in Fife where she was formerly head of the school of economics and finance. Meanwhile, the Scottish Government is to raise concerns over the use of European arrest warrants with the European Commission.Mr Anwar said of Prof Ponsati: “She is truly humbled by the support she has received from across Scotland as well as that of the Scottish Government, but believes that it is right that our courts must now decide what happens next.” A crowd-funding appeal set up on Wednesday to pay for her legal costs had raised more than £158,000 by mid-afternoon. A statement from Prof Ponsati on the page says that she fears she will be subjected to “degrading and inhumane” treatment is she is returned to Spain.Her solicitor, Aamer Anwar, said on Tuesday: “I understand that Clara Ponsati faces charges of violent rebellion and misappropriation of public funds which relates to the organising of the referendum, which my client utterly refutes.”My legal team is instructed by Professor Ponsati to robustly defend her against the Spanish attempts to extradite her.”Clara views these charges as ‘political persecution’ and submits that her human rights and justice cannot be guaranteed in the Spanish Courts.”Clara remains defiant and resolute and believes that the Spanish Government will never be able to crush the spirit of the Catalan people.” Carla Ponsati arrives with her lawyer Aamer Anwar in EdinburghCredit:RUSSELL CHEYNE /Reuters A former Catalan minister facing extradition to Spain has been released on bail after handing herself in at a Scottish police station and making a brief appearance in court.Professor Clara Ponsati, the ex-Catalan education minister, is being sought by the authorities in Madrid on charges of “violent rebellion and misappropriation of public funds” over her role in Catalonia’s controversial independence referendum last year.She refutes the charges and is facing a protracted legal fight to resist the attempts to have her returned Spain.Her lawyer says she views the charges – which could attract a jail term of up to 30 years – as “political persecution” and believes that her human rights cannot be guaranteed in Spain.St Andrews-based Prof Ponsati, 61, attended a police station in Edinburgh voluntarily on Wednesday morning after she was made the subject of a European arrest warrant last week. Clara Ponsati, the former Catalan education ministerCredit:JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty  Clara Ponsati  But a Spanish judge issued arrest warrants on Friday for Prof Ponsati and the other fugitive politicians including Mr Puigdemont, who was detained by police in Germany.Meanwhile, the Swiss government has rejected the Spanish extradition request for Anna Gabriel, the former spokesman for the hardline secessionist party the CUP, who fled to Geneva in February.Switzerland’s justice department said it was denying the request to extradite Ms Gabriel – who faces a lesser charge of disobedience – on the grounds that it was a “political crime”. On Monday, a group of protesters congregated outside the Spanish consulate in Edinburgh to demonstrate against the arrest warrants and the actions of the Spanish Government. She was arrested under the warrant and later appeared at the Scottish Extradition Court in the Scottish capital. The Crown did not oppose bail but Prof Ponsati was required to surrender her passport.Sheriff Nigel Ross told her the court had received an extradition request from the Spanish supreme court and she confirmed her name, and that she did not agree to extradition. A preliminary hearing will take place on April 12. Carla Ponsati arrives with her lawyer Aamer Anwar Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Risk of hail sleet and snow in some areas today

first_img Image: Shutterstock/JFs Pic S. Thielemann MORE COLD WEATHER and rain are on the way as well as the possibility of snow on higher ground.Today will be cold and breezy with scattered outbreaks of rain, especially across the eastern half of the country.There will also be a risk of hail and thunder, with possible sleet and snow on hills. However, some sunshine is expected too.Met Éireann said today will feel “raw once again“, with highs of only five to nine degrees Celsius and northeasterly winds.Winds will ease later, before misty conditions set in.Scattered falls of rain are expected overnight, mainly across the north and east with an ongoing risk of local hail and thunder.Long dry spells will occur too, but it will be rather misty with a sharp frost where skies stay clear.Heavy rain It will be cold tonight, with lowest temperatures of minus three to plus two degrees Celsius, coldest across Munster.It’s expected to be breezy along the east coast, but generally calm elsewhere. Heavy rain will move into eastern counties towards the morning.Tomorrow morning will see outbreaks of rain and local sleet affecting the eastern half if the country. These conditions will move into the midlands and west in the early afternoon, while turning more scattered elsewhere.Eastern counties will likely see some further heavy rain tomorrow night. It will be driest across the southwest.Highest temperatures will range from eight to 10 degrees Celsius, in sometimes brisk easterly breezes.It’s expected to be drier and slightly warmer over the weekend, but scattered outbreaks of rain will develop early next week. Short URL Thursday 4 Apr 2019, 8:54 AM By Órla Ryan 6 Comments Image: Shutterstock/JFs Pic S. Thielemann Risk of hail, sleet and snow in some areas today Met Éireann said today will feel “raw once again”. 16,831 Views Share38 Tweet Email1 Apr 4th 2019, 8:54 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

NASA Now Accepting Names for Mars 2020 Rover

first_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor Stay on target NASA is now accepting submissions for its Mars 2020 Name the Rover essay contest.K-12 students in U.S. public, private, and home schools can enter for a chance to baptize the spacecraft.One grand prize winner will also be invited to the July 2020 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.“This naming contest is a wonderful opportunity for our nation’s youth to get involved with NASA’s Moon to Mars missions,” agency administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement.Students must submit by Nov. 1 their proposed rover name and a short essay (no more than 150 words) explaining why their title should be chosen.Essays will be divided into three grade-level groups—K-4, 5-8, 9-12—and judged on the appropriateness, significance, and originality of their moniker, as well as originality and quality of their writing and/or finalist interview presentation.Fifty-two semifinalists will be selected per group to represent their respective state or U.S. territory. From those, three finalists advance to the final round.The public can then vote online for the nine contenders in January 2020. NASA plans to announce the chosen name on Feb. 18—exactly one year before the rover is scheduled to land on the surface of Mars.Part of a wider Mars Exploration Program, Rovey McRoverface the currently unnamed machine is set for touchdown in February 2021 at Jezero Crater, where it will investigate Martian geology and collect samples of the Red Planet for return to Earth.Part of a Space Act Agreement between NASA, Battelle Education, and Future Engineers, the kid-friendly naming contest  aims to engage students in the engineering and scientific work that makes space exploration possible and support national goals to stimulate interest in STEM.“It is an exciting way to engage with a rover that will likely serve as the first leg of a Mars Sample return campaign,” Bridenstine said, “collecting and caching core samples from the Martian surface for scientists here on Earth to study for the first time.”U.S. residents 18 years or older (who are willing to give up about five hours of their time to review submissions) can register online to be a judge.Engineers this week attached NASA’s Mars Helicopter—a twin-rotor, solar-powered aircraft (the first to fly on another planet)—to the belly of Mars 2020.“With this joining of two great spacecraft, I can say definitively that all the pieces are in place for a historic mission of exploration,” according to Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA HQ.The rover is now undergoing preparation for its next big step: simulating the vibration dynamics of launch and the thermal environment of Mars.Watch This Next: Tourists Can Now Experience ‘Life on Mars’ in a Cave in SpainMore on Tests Mars 2020 Rover Prototype at Icelandic Lava FieldNASA Names Martian Rock After Rolling StonesTourists Can Now ‘Experience Life on Mars’ in a Cave in Spainlast_img read more

Tony Hawk surprised local North County skateboarders

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Tony Hawk was in Encinitas and Oceanside encouraging skaters to “do a kickflip.” If they did they earned some awesome swag from the famous skater Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Tony Hawk surprised local North County skateboarders Posted: March 30, 2019 March 30, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img

Speed signs Time to Change pledge and introduces enhanced wellbeing programme

first_imgOn Monday 13 May 2019, Bristol-based PR firm Speed signed the Time to Change pledge, marking Mental Health Awareness Week with a commitment to challenge stigma and provide a supportive and open working environment.The pledge, run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, asks employers to implement action plans to support the mental health of their employees.Jo Loughran, interim director at Time to Change, said: “We know it can be hard to talk about mental health, which is why we’re supporting employers to open up; to talk and to listen. Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless, but with the right support, those of us with mental health problems can recover and have equal opportunities in all areas of life. Everyone’s attitude makes a difference and it’s fantastic to see organisations like Speed taking the lead.”In addition to its commitment to the Time to Change pledge, Speed launched a new wellbeing programme, called Balance. This will provide its 50-plus employees with a framework of physical and mental wellbeing support, including mental health first aiders, information resources, training and regular activities.Both the pledge and the new wellbeing initiative were communicated at an all-employee meeting on Monday morning; staff received a handout with an overview of the wellbeing initiative, as well as a PDF with detailed information on the different support structures and benefits being offered.The Balance initiative is based around five pillars: connect, be active, take notice, learn and give.During Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from 13 to 17 May 2019, Speed is running various health and wellbeing events, including individual fitness consultations, a lunchtime laughter session with a local comedian and social drinks on Friday.Kelly Pepworth (pictured), managing director of Speed, said: “PR is a fast-paced industry managing both the media and digital world, this is what makes its fun, but also sometimes pressurised. Not all stress is bad, but what we want to achieve is a healthy balance and an environment where people feel they can talk openly about how they are feeling and reach out for support when they need to.“The pledge and new programme are a demonstration of our commitment to a healthy work environment and culture with wellbeing at its heart.”last_img read more


first_imgThe real fight this weekend is for second place at the box office. That’s because “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is a shoe-in to take the top spot. The Harry Potter prequel kicks off this week’s “Showtime.”The world of J.K. Rowling is headed back to the big screen in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”Eddie Redmayne is Newt Scamander — a wizard with a thing for magical creatures.Some creatures escape and the world of magic is nearly discovered.Eddie Redmayne: “He’s a passionate guy that is misunderstood and is more happy in the comfort of his creatures than he is with humans.”“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” stars Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin and Chris Tucker.It follows a group of soldiers whose act of bravery makes them heroes. While on leave, they battle PTSD, sudden stardom, family issues and the knowledge they have to return to the front-lines.Chris Tucker: “I think it’s going to give people a personal view of this soldier Billy of this movie of what some soldiers go though and the dealings with the family and relationships and the brotherhood of soldiers. I think it will give them a personal connection of what they all go through.”Growing up is hard, but it’s even harder when your best friend starts dating your older brother. That’s where “The Edge of Seventeen” begins. Hailee Steinfield and Woody Harrelson star in this coming of age movie that will make you wish you back in high school again.In “Nocturnal Animals,” Amy Adams is shaken to the core when her creepy ex writes a creepy book and dedicates it to her.It’s a psycho-thriller written by Tom Ford, you know the guy who designs super fashionable eyewear!And you can let Tom Ford scare you on your schedule.We’re giving away tickets to see “Nocturnal Animals” any Monday through Thursday at any Regal Theater in Dade or Broward. Enter to win by emailing your name, address and phone number to Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

BNP leaders call for movement then watch Hindi TV serials

first_img.Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader has said, “BNP leaders call for a movement, then go home and watch Hindi serials on TV.”He was speaking as chief guest at the conference of the Dhaka City Tanti (weavers) League (North-South) held today, Tuesday, at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in the capital city.The minister, also general secretary of ruling Bangladesh Awami League, said, “BNP has a 596-member committee. They cannot take to the streets in a procession. If a party does not have that much courage, how will its activists take to the streets?”He said BNP’s movement will never succeed. If Awami League does not turn on itself, BNP will never be successful.Obaidul Quader went on to say, “After 2001, Awami League leaders and workers had to flee their homes. Their ponds, livestock and homes were looted. This will happen all over again if BNP comes to power.”He urged the leaders and workers to do away with their differences and work together in a unified manner in order to avoid a repeat of that situation.The Awami League general secretary expressed his deep sorrow over the landslides in Chittagong, Bandarban, and Rangamati which killed many persons including army personnel. He issued directives for the leaders and workers of the local Awami League and its front organisations to carry out rescue operations in the affected areas and stand by the injured.Also present at the conference were Tanti League president Mohammed Shawkat Hossain, general secretary Khagendra Chandra Debnath and others.last_img read more

Lonnie G Bunch III Named Secretary of Smithsonian

first_imgBy George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFROLonnie G. Bunch III has been named the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian, making him the first African American to hold the position, in its 74-year history. The Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents announced Bunch’s new appointment this week, which officially starts June 16th.Lonnie G. Bunch III has been named the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian, becoming the first African American in history to hold the position. (Courtesy Photo)Bunch holds the title of founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened in September 2016. Bunch, has spent more than 35 years in the museum field and oversees the nation’s largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting, and showcasing the African American story and its impact on U.S. and world history.“I am humbled and honored to become the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution,” Bunch said of the new position.“Lonnie Bunch guided, from concept to completion, the complex effort to build the premier museum celebrating African American achievements,” said John G. Roberts, Jr., Smithsonian Chancellor and Chief Justice of the United States. “I look forward to working with him as we approach the Smithsonian’s 175th anniversary, to increase its relevance and role as a beloved American institution and public trust.”“I am excited to work with the Board of Regents and my colleagues throughout the Institution to build upon its legacy and to ensure that the Smithsonian will be even more relevant and more meaningful and reach more people in the future.”The Regents’ Board Chair, David Rubenstein, and Vice Chair Steve Case, led an 11-member search committee.“Lonnie is a deeply respected scholar, educator and leader,” Rubenstein said. “In looking for someone who would shepherd the Institution into the future, we wanted to find a special person with equal parts talent and passion. Fortunately, the ideal choice for our next Secretary was already an integral part of the Smithsonian family.”“After working at the Smithsonian in various capacities over three decades, and then birthing a wildly successful startup within the Smithsonian, Lonnie has the benefit of knowing the Smithsonian intimately,” Case said. “Now Lonnie will bring his insights and passion to reimagining the Smithsonian of the future, and creating a culture of agility and innovation to expand the Institution’s impact. The Regents stand ready to support Lonnie’s vision for driving cross-institutional collaboration to create a virtual Smithsonian that can reach everybody, everywhere.”Under Bunch’s leadership, the National Museum of African American History and Culture came to life. When he started as director in 2005, he had one staff member, no collections, no funding and no site for a museum. Driven by optimism, determination and a commitment to build “a place that would make America better.” Today the museum welcomes about 4 million visitors and compiled a collection of 40,000 objects. The museum is the first “green building” on the National Mall. He rallied donors of every level and worked with Congress to fund the museum through a public-private collaboration.Previously, Bunch was the president of the Chicago Historical Society, one of the nation’s oldest museums of history (2001–05). There, he led a successful capital campaign to transform the Historical Society in celebration of its 150th anniversary, managed an institutional reorganization and began an unprecedented outreach initiative to diverse communities.Bunch’s Smithsonian experience spans three museums: the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Museum of American History and the National Air and Space Museum.Bunch received his master’s (1976) and bachelor’s (1974) degrees from American University in Washington, D.C., in African American and American history. He is married to Maria Marable-Bunch, associate director for museum learning and programs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.Bunch began his Smithsonian career as an education specialist and historian at the National Air and Space Museum from 1978 to 1979.Bunch was curator of history and program manager for the California African American Museum in Los Angeles from 1983 to 1989. While there, he organized several award-winning exhibitions, including “The Black Olympians, 1904–1950” and “Black Angelenos: The Afro-American in Los Angeles, 1850–1950.” He also produced several historical documentaries for public television.Born and raised in surrounding parts of Newark, New Jersey, Bunch has held numerous teaching positions at universities across the country, including: American University, George Washington University, both in Washington, D.C.last_img read more

Is Wage Growth Catching Up to Price Appreciation

first_img November 28, 2016 508 Views For months, home price appreciation has outpaced wage growth, which has hurt affordability. It appears that trend may be changing, however.According to First American’s Real House Price Index (RHPI) for September 2016, the combination of meaningful income growth and low interest rates have pushed affordability to levels not seen since the early 1990s. The RHPI is a measure of affordability measuring changes in single-family home prices adjusted for income and interest rates.“While a small uptick in rates in September caused an increase in real house prices compared to August, it is important to remember that mortgage rates remain at historically low levels. The low rates, combined with recent meaningful income gains, fueled an increase in consumer house-buying power, meaning affordability is at a quarter-century best,” said Mark Fleming, chief economist at First American. “Even as interest rates increase above 4 percent post-election, housing, on a purchasing-power adjusted basis, will continue to be more affordable than it was in the early 1990s.”The most recent Employment Situation report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that hourly wage growth was at its highest level in seven years, with the average hourly wage jumping by 18 cents from August to October up to $25.92—an increase of 2.8 percent from the previous year.First American found that real house prices, when adjusted to include income and interest rates, declined in 23 out of 43 metro areas that the company tracks for the report. The declines are attributed to wage growth offsetting mortgage rate increases and unadjusted home price appreciation, according to First American. The markets with the most improved affordability were San Francisco, Virginia Beach, Oklahoma City, and San Jose, each of which experienced a decline of 3 percent or higher in real house prices.And while unadjusted h0use prices are close to their 2007 peak during the housing boom (0.9 percent) but real house prices are still 40 percent lower than their peak and nearly 20 percent below their January 2000 level.“The 2017 conforming loan-limit increase announced last week was prompted by the fact that house prices have surpassed the pre-decline level established in the third quarter of 2007, according to the FHFA index,” said Fleming. “Nominally, the price recovery is officially complete, but in real purchasing-power adjusted terms, houses prices are still far below the pre-decline peak. The underlying story is consumer house-buying power is better than it has been in a generation.”Click here to view the entire RHPI for September 2016. in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Sharecenter_img Home Price Appreciation Real House Prices Wage Growth 2016-11-28 Seth Welborn Is Wage Growth Catching Up to Price Appreciation?last_img read more

Launched on 15 June 2017 AYANA invites guests to

first_imgLaunched on 15 June 2017, AYANA invites guests to step back to a more rustic time in Bali’s legendary holiday lifestyle, with the opening of its new 1960s Kuta-styled beach club.Located on one of Bali’s last remaining hidden white sand beach coves and accessible via AYANA’s 90-hectare estate, Kubu Beach Club’s setting showcases aquamarine waters, dramatic limestone cliffs and intrinsic Balinese architecture inspired by island elements such as shell, wood, bamboo, stone and traditional rooftops made with lontar leafs, similar to the island’s classic palm leaf. The traditional wooden bar is surrounded by memorabilia, while the dried-corn, coconut baskets and sea shells create light-hearted décor.No good beach club is complete without obligatory sun loungers, and Kubu Beach Club goes one step further by offering guests ocean-facing cabanas and day beds. These spots are the ultimate place to soak up the sun, relax with a cocktail or enjoy a Kuta style massage using natural coconut oil. Guests can also enjoy hair-braiding services or get a temporary tattoo.Designed to be a main attraction for beachfront relaxing and dining, Kubu Beach Club is available exclusively to in house guests of AYANA Resort and Spa BALI, RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA and The Villas at AYANA. Come dusk, guests will be thrilled by the jaw dropping sunset views on the horizon.To accompany the traditional design, the kitchen serves up a range of international dishes and local comfort food. Menu items range from hearty favourites such as snapper ceviche and charcoal bun cheese burger, to traditional Balinese dishes including signature rice plates. Guests will also be tempted by the local favourites including Rujak Gula – seasonal fruits marinated with palm sugar and tamarind, and Bakso balung – an oxtail beef meatball soup. The drinks selection includes beers, fresh coconut water and vintage Balinese Tiki cocktails and classic Arak-based cocktails.Thanks to AYANA’s innovative cliffside inclinator, guests can choose to swap the invigorating 197-step journey for a quick 35-second ride up and down AYANA’s cliff front terrain.Kubu Beach Club is open every day, except Nyepi, from 9am to 7pm, with lunch service starting at 11am. Welcoming up to 80 guests, Kubu Beach Club is the perfect addition to AYANA’s already impressive facilities.last_img read more

Truly best in show Westminster winner making Broa

first_imgTruly best in show: Westminster winner making Broadway debut bichon frise|broadway|Westminster kennel club NEW YORK, N.Y. – America’s new top dog is set to become best in a Broadway show.Flynn the bichon frise is taking quite a victory lap on Valentine’s Day, hours after he won the Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden.The white powder puff’s tour of the town is set to finish Wednesday night with a walk-on part in the Tony Award-winning musical “Kinky Boots.”After being picked late Tuesday night over nearly 2,900 other dogs, Flynn was up early and on the go with handler Bill McFadden. They appeared on “Good Morning America” and “Fox & Friends” before heading over to “The View.”Also on the dog’s docket: The traditional steak lunch at famed eatery Sardi’s and trips up the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock and the One World Observatory.Flynn is nearly 6 and already has a musical theatre background. His full champion’s name includes All I Care About Is Love — the lyrics sung by character Billy Flynn in the popular show “Chicago.” Handler Bill McFadden reacts as Flynn, a bichon frise, is named Best in Show at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) by The Associated Press Posted Feb 14, 2018 8:16 am PDT Last Updated Feb 14, 2018 at 8:39 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

Cyprus a regional hub of business excellence

first_imgPresident of the House Demetris Syllouris said on Friday that the Cypriot economy was expanding outwards as a regional hub of business excellence.“Although Cyprus’ main pillars of business are based on tourism, shipping and professional services, there is a constant attempt for improvement and innovation. With the contribution of Foreign Direct Investments rising steadily and the future prospect of Cyprus becoming an Eastern Mediterranean oil and gas centre, it is no wonder that the Cypriot economy is expanding outwards as a regional hub of business excellence,” he said.He was speaking at the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) business forum lunch.Syllouris also noted that Cyprus’ unique geographical location – a gateway between Europe and the Middle East – has played a major role as a base for global trade for thousands of years and it was continuing to play a major role in developing the island as an establishment for many multinational companies.“Our economy may be small but it is open, transparent and business-friendly, and able to weather a great deal of obstacles,” he said.He also noted that he was proud that a small island despite all the difficulties it had faced, including the recent financial crisis, had come out stronger than ever.“Cyprus is a friendly island, full of sunshine and a rich culture spanning from antiquity. Naturally, our hospitality is mirrored in our business ethics. As part of the Commonwealth, our primary corporate statutes are based on English company legislation and the legal system modelled from English Common law. But as a member of the European Union, we are fully compliant with European Union directives as well as being one of the lowest tax regimes within the EU,” he said.He added that in light of these factors, Cyprus could offer international investors the confidence to invest, grow and prosper.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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