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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterJumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort will open its doors on 11 November 2018, bringing understated luxury to the shores of Abu Dhabi, the luxury hotelier has announced.The contemporary beachfront Jumeirah resort occupies a stunning location on Saadiyat Island, overlooking 400 metres of protected sand dunes lapped by turquoise waters.Just 10 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, Saadiyat Island is undergoing a remarkable transformation into a world-class leisure, cultural and residential destination, eventually housing the world’s largest single concentration of premier cultural assets. These will include Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, the Zayed National Museum and the Louvre Abu Dhabi, which opened last year to international acclaim.Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort’s prime location on the island results in an experience where world-class art and culture seamlessly cohabit with mangroves, dolphins and turtles. In keeping with its location, the 293-room hotel values sustainable tourism and will be free of plastic straws and single-use plastics bottles.“Every aspect of the resort’s design and intended guest experience has been influenced by the beauty of this location,” GM Linda Griffin said.“Guests can embrace sunrise yoga, find a secluded spot to watch the sunset, or relax in one of three infinity swimming pools that merge into the sand dunes and, during the turtle nesting season, there will be a special opportunity to see the Hawksbill ‎turtles on the nine-kilometre sweeping beachfront. This will be island life at its best.”Within the keys, the resort offers eight villas with private pools, 64 suites and six panoramic suites offering floor-to-ceiling glass walls which can open to take advantage of the sea breeze.Guests can enjoy expansive sea views or extended patios and outdoor space from the rooms which overlook the pristine, unspoilt beach and tranquil waters. Throughout the resort, the stylish contemporary architecture is decorated with marine-themed touches that bring the outside world to life.The spa is centred around a grand Moroccan Hamman, which will enrich the body and mind with a cleansing ritual that has been celebrated for centuries. Fourteen treatment rooms, hydrotherapy pools, a steam room, a salt room and a traditional Arabic Rasul room also feature, and a VIP couple’s spa suite has a private entrance. Four spa villas allow guests to be pampered in their own villa.Plastic-freeIn partnership with Trust Your Water, the resort will provide solutions to eliminate the need for single-use plastic water bottles. Proposed measures include complimentary, reusable plastic bottles for all guests who will be encouraged to refill at water stations, serving local filtered water in glass bottles throughout the resort and eliminating plastic straws.RestaurantsThe eight food and beverage outlets include the chic all-day dining venue White for buffets and live cooking stations; Mare Mare for fresh and authentic Italian summer food; Levantine-inspired TEAN for mezzes and grills next to the beach and Al Majilis for a cup of rich roasted coffee and patisseries. The Lounge is perfect for afternoon tea or sundowners, Offside is the place to watch your favourite team from the comfort of your own booth and the Pool Bar which offers drinks and snacks throughout the day.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterClick the cover to view the e-brochureYou’ll find plenty of ways to immerse yourself in Los Angeles — the sports and entertainment capital of the world and a bastion of arts and culture – at its finest.The annual Distinctly Los Angeles guide presents a detailed collection of ideas and information spanning VIP Experiences, Itineraries, Shopping and Exploring the regions of L.A. – from Downtown to Westside, from Hollywood to The Valley, and not forgetting the Beach Cities and Los Angeles International Airport.To plan your next Los Angeles luxury getaway download the official guide or email oceania@LAtourism.org to order a copy for your travel agency. Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Budapest Airport is to welcome several flights thi

first_imgBudapest Airport is to welcome several flights this summer, with new routes from a series of low-cost carriers.Wizz Air will launch eight new flights from Ferihegy over the course of the next two months.Flights to Greece will be added in June, as will services to Varna and Burgas in Bulgaria and the popular Spanish holiday destination of Mallorca.In July, Budapest will welcome Wizz Air flights to Sandefjord in Norway and Treviso in Italy. The Treviso flight will be the first service from the airline to connect Budapest with the airport near Venice.Fellow cheap flights airline SkyEurope will add two flights a week to Trieste in Italy, with Clickair introducing flights to Barcelona and Portuguese airline TAP increasing the number of flights from Budapest to Lisbon it offers.”The network of Budapest Airport has been enhanced with great, real summer destinations. In addition to increasing our connectivity, we will contribute to our passengers’ holidays with favourable parking tariffs and special offers in airport shops,” said chief executive Jost Lammers.Other airlines to introduce additional services to Budapest include Hungarian carrier Malev which is adding more cheap flights to Madrid and Stockholm.Wizz recently announced that it would add flights to Dortmund in Germany from Budapest in October.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedSmart Wings to add Budapest-Dubai serviceSmart Wings to add Budapest-Dubai serviceCheap flights to Split to be launched by Wizz AirWizz Air will commence cheap flights to Split from London LutonWizz Air introduces two new Budapest routesWizz Air will be expanding its operations out of Budapest Airport with new routeslast_img read more

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first_img RelatedQantas launches inaugural A380 flight between Sydney and LondonQantas has announced that it launched its maiden A380 flight between Sydney and LondonThai Airways to use A380s on London flightsThai Airways to use A380s on London flightsSingapore Airlines’ flights to Zurich to use A380 aircraftPassengers flying to Zurich from Singapore will be able to travel on a new A380 aircraft Singapore Airlines has announced plans to add more flights from London Heathrow using the carrier’s A380 aircraft.The international airline will increase the frequency of its existing flights from London to Singapore to allow more passengers to experience the luxury planes.Additional flights to Singapore will be added on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, taking the number of services offered between the two cities to 11 per week.”The A380 products have been very well received by our customers, and loads on the Singapore-London route have been exceptionally encouraging,” said Huang Cheng Eng, executive vice president of marketing and regions at Singapore Airlines.”The deployment of another A380 on this route will cater to continual strong demand from customers travelling between Singapore and London.”The new A380 will make a stop in China before moving to the London-Singapore route as part of the airline’s plan to offer special flights to Beijing for the Olympic Games. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Related Flyingthemed films 10 best plane movies

first_img RelatedFlying-themed films: 10 best plane movies of all timeWe celebrate Flight’s Oscar nomination by bringing you the 10 best films about flying and air travel, and stuff, of all time.Boobs stop boarding: woman told not to board plane due to cleavageWoman denied boarding due to ‘inappropriate’ attire, say Southwest.9 confessions of an airport baggage handlerLost luggage? The Secret Baggage Handler reveals the truth about what really happens to your suitcase Arizona schoolboy’s dream comes true as giant paper plane flies at 4000 feet over desert.Lucky Arturo Valdenegro, from Tucson, Arizona, USA became the envy of schoolboys and girls the world over recently when he won a competition to build a giant paper aeroplane. Twelve year-old Arturo triumphed in a local newspaper competition by flying his own (standard-sized) plane further than his classmates. His reward was being on the project team who built a real version of the plane that he had designed. As an added prize, the plane was even named after him.Arturo’s Desert Eagle was the product of a team of crack scientists, engineers and designers – and Arturo himself. The plane, resembling the classic aircraft Concorde, became a record-breaker, being the world’s biggest plane made out of paper. It measured a whopping 45 feet in length and boasted a 24-foot wing span. Arturo’s 800-pound baby took to the skies with a little help from a helicopter, which towed it 4000 feet into the sky above the Arizona desert before letting it go.For six wondrous seconds, the Eagle soared like an, er, eagle, before plummeting back to earth at 100mph. Those involved in the project say the plane flew for around six seconds on its own before descending rapidly to Earth.The project was the idea of the Pima Air & Space Museum and Arizona Aerospace Foundation, aimed at inspiring ‘America’s youth and spark a passion for aviation and engineering in the next generation’.10ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Google Reviewsflimx LM HartsfieldJacksons new

first_img Google Reviews/flimx LM Hartsfield-Jackson’s new smoke-free policy is intended to enhance protections against secondhand smoke and make the airport a healthier place for all passengers. Despite the change, other major American airports continue to allow smoking in designated areas, including Miami International Airport, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, and Washington Dulles International Airport. While policy alterations are often slow to start, officials and lawmakers hope that Atlanta’s upcoming changes will set a healthier standard and precedent for airports across the world. Posted in Travel News Have you been affected by secondhand smoke within airports? Are you a smoker who finds these changes unfair? Be sure to share your experiences and opinions with us in the comment section below. If you’d like to read about another recent airport update, click here for a previous piece. July 31, 2019 by Sophie Boudreau Travelers Will Soon Find It Easier To Avoid Secondhand Smoke In Airports If you’re a non-smoker, you’ve likely found yourself immersed in secondhand smoke from time to time. While smoke-free public spaces are typically the norm, cigarettes are still allowed in a handful of designated areas within many airports – including smoking lounges. As new ordinances and smoking-related laws continue to gain steam, though, non-smoking airport visitors will soon find it easier to avoid exposure to secondhand smoke. Flickr/Josh Hallettcenter_img Flickr/Raul Lieberwirth Frequent travelers have undoubtedly caught whiffs of cigarette smoke while walking past smoking lounges in airports. Despite professional claims that these lounges do little to limit secondhand smoke exposure among those who pass by, such rooms have remained fixtures within many American airports. While this practice has undoubtedly cut down on smoking in more exposed areas like restrooms or terminals, it has been met with criticism from those who believe that smoking should be entirely banned in public buildings. As of January 2nd, 2020, smoking lounges will be completely caput within Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta – America’s busiest airport. Flickr/Xanofskylast_img read more

The British Virgin Islands plays host to one of th

first_imgThe British Virgin Islands plays host to one of the most unique events in the international culinary world as the BVI Tourist Board presents the second in their highly acclaimed Virgin Islands Winemakers Dinners series this year. From December 3 – 6th, seven of the world’s most renowned chefs and winemakers will be paired together to prepare four extraordinary seven course dinners for guests in some of the Islands’ most beautiful locations.The event is the brainchild of Mr. Ajit George, Managing Director of Nail Bay Resort and Co-Chair of the BVI Charitable Fund, which will be the beneficiary of the event. The Dinners grossed over $100,000 when they took place in July of this year to rave reviews.“The Winemakers Dinners give us a rare opportunity to create a world-class event that attracts visitors and BVI locals alike to experience the finest cuisine, award-winning wines, and the exquisite scenery of our beautiful islands all at once, said Ms. Hadassah Ward, Acting Director of the BVI Tourist Board. “The fact that this all comes together to benefit our local charities makes it even more exciting. It’s a win-win for everyone.”The event will have each chef preparing one of the seven courses at each meal. Dinners will be prepared under the leadership of Vikram Garg, Executive Chef of the famed Halekulani On The Beach at Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii. Joining Chef Garg wil be Chef Anne Burrell, host of the Food Network program, Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and sous-chef to Mario Batali on Iron Chef America, fromer Top Chef contestant Otto Borsich who has also worked at some of America’s finest establishments including the Pierre Hotel, Le Bernadin, Bellagio Hotel and Charlie Trotters; Taekyung Chung from Chung Cooking Studio, Tokyo, Japan who is the author of The Korean Table, the bible of Korean Cooking and Roberto Trevino from the Bodati, San Juan, Puerto Rico who participated in Iron Chef and the Next Iron Chef. Locally renowned Chef Albert Kramer, who previously served as first Executive Chef at Little Dix Bay Resort in Virgin Gorda and Pastry Chef Heidi Beyhair of Biras Creek Resort of Virgin Gorda, will be preparing their specialties as well. All the chefs are volunteering their time and talent.The seven wineries presenting their wines include Francis Ford Coppola’s Rubicon from California; Cheval des Andes from Argentina; Weingut Grans Fassian from Leiwen, Germany; Tenuta San Leonardo from Trentino, Italy; the Grand Cru champagne house Pierre Paillard from Bouzy, France; Weingut Reinhold Haart from Piesport, Germany and Terrazas De Los Andes from Argentina. All the wineries are donating the wines poured during this event. In addition each winery is donating some of their most interesting wines for a small auction.“The purpose of the Winemakers Dinners is twofold,” explained Mr. George. “While our primary focus is to raise funds to support local BVI charities, this also provides us with the opportunity to raise the bar for the culinary experience in the British Virgin Islands, helping visitors to view the territory as a fine dining destination and encouraging local eateries to maintain and even enhance that standard.”The locations selected to host the chefs, winemakers, and their guests include: Baraka Point, a 12,000 sq. ft. luxury villa at Nail Bay. (www.barakapoint.com); Frenchman’s Lookout, a beautiful villa in Tortola that was best described by super model Kate Moss when she said “Frenchman’s Lookout is the most beautiful place I have ever stayed in the Caribbean.” (www.frenchmanslookout.com); Giorgio’s Table, which is Virgin Gorda’s newest restaurant, and The Golden Pavilion in Tortola, a one of a kind Balinese-style villa on four gated acres. (www.goldenpavilionvilla.com).www.winemakersdinners.comlast_img read more

The Latest San Diego wins comic con trademark b

first_imgThe Latest: San Diego wins ‘comic con’ trademark battle by The Associated Press Posted Dec 8, 2017 4:24 pm PDT Last Updated Dec 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SAN DIEGO – The Latest on a court battle between rival pop-culture conventions over the phrase “comic con.” (all times local):5 p.m.A jury is siding with San Diego Comic-Con in a court battle with a rival pop-culture convention in Utah over naming rights to the phrase “comic con.”Salt Lake City-based KUTV reports the jury decided Friday Salt Lake Comic Con used the trademark without permission. They awarded the California event $20,000, far less than the $12 million they’d sought.Utah organizer Dan Farr says they plan to appeal.San Diego lawyers argue Salt Lake City stole their name to benefit from their work. Utah organizers contend the phrase is generic and used by 140 different events nationwide.San Diego Comic-Con, considered the flagship of the popular convention circuit, filed the trademark violation lawsuit in 2014 against the rapidly growing Salt Lake convention. Both are known for guests elaborately costumed as superheros and movie villains.__4:15 p.m.A jury is deliberating in a court battle between rival pop-culture conventions in California and Utah who are battling over the phrase “comic con.”The Deseret News reports the panel weighed the case for a second day Friday. Lawyers for the San Diego convention argued at trial the upstart event in Salt Lake stole their name to benefit from their decades of hard work.Salt Lake, though, maintains the phrase is a generic shortened form of “comic book convention” that’s used by 140 different events around the country.San Diego Comic-Con, considered the flagship of the popular convention circuit, filed the trademark violation lawsuit in 2014 against the rapidly growing Salt Lake convention. Both are known for guests elaborately costumed as superheros, movie villains and more.center_img FILE- In this Sept. 4, 2017, file photo, Jessica Nowan, left and Caitlin Grandstaff, right, stand in line for the Salt Lake Comic Con at the Salt Palace Convention Center, in Salt Lake City. There is a court battle between rival pop-culture conventions in California and Utah who are battling over rights to use the phrase “comic con.” (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) last_img read more

LAS VEGAS Nev – The Latest on the 2018 Academy o

first_img LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Latest on the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (all times local):7:55 p.m.Jason Aldean has won his third consecutive entertainer of the year trophy at the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards.Aldean says “it’s been a rough year,” referring to the Route 91 Harvest Festival, where a lone gunman killed 58 people at the country music event. Aldean was onstage when the gunfire started.He thanked to the people who “showed us love and support over the last six months.”Of the victims, Aldean said, “You guys are in our hearts always.”The ACM Awards brought the country music community back to Las Vegas six months after the massive shooting occurred. Aldean closed his speech by telling the audience: “We love Las Vegas. Vegas strong.”___5:30 p.m.The ACM Awards have opened with a sombre tribute to the victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting, with some of the biggest country stars.Jason Aldean opened the show, telling the audience they thought about opening the show with a song, but that the moment was too big to capture with just one performance. He was joined onstage by Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett. Lambert told the audience that the show would unite people “through the healing power of music.”The mood lightened shortly after when host Reba McEntire opened the show, cracking jokes about several stars and the decision to have her host the show solo after two male stars shared hosting duties the previous two years.Kenny Chesney delivered the first performance, singing his new song “Get Along.”Morris transitioned from the intro to performing her song “Rich.”Lambert won the first award of the night, taking home the song of the year trophy for her son “Tin Man.”___7:30 a.m.Country music is making a major return to Las Vegas with the 2018 ACM Awards, six months after a lone gunman killed 58 people at a country music festival in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.Sunday’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena will mark an emotional night, though the awards show is known as the genre’s biggest party of the year. It will air at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS.Jason Aldean, who was onstage when the shooting started at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Vegas, will perform. Carrie Underwood will give her first television appearance after sustaining an injury to her face and wrist when she sings her new song, “Cry Pretty.”Chris Stapleton, who earned his first entertainer of the year nod, is the top nominee with eight. The Latest: Aldean wins ACM entertainer of the year award by The Associated Press Posted Apr 15, 2018 5:48 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 15, 2018 at 8:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

Nielsens top programs for Sept 1723

first_imgNielsen’s top programs for Sept. 17-23 by The Associated Press Posted Sep 25, 2018 2:18 pm PDT Last Updated Sep 25, 2018 at 3:01 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 17-23. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.1. NFL Football: New England at Detroit, NBC, 19.46 million.2. “NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 13 million.3. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 12.99 million.4. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 12.88 million.5. NFL Football: Seattle at Chicago, ESPN, 11.89 million.6. “The OT,” Fox, 11.55 million.7. “Emmy Awards,” NBC, 10.22 million.8. “911,” Fox, 9.83 million.9. “Football Night in America,” NBC, 9.13 million.10. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.99 million.11. NFL Football: N.Y. Jets at Cleveland, NFLN, 8.69 million.12. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 7.26 million.13. “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 6.31 million.14. “NCIS,” CBS, 6.07 million.15. “I Feel Bad,” NBC, 5.72 million.16. “Big Brother” (Thursday), CBS, 5.7 million.17. “Big Brother” (Wednesday), CBS, 5.57 million.18. “Bull,” CBS, 5.48 million.19. “Big Brother” (Sunday), CBS, 5.44 million.20. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 4.91 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal.last_img read more

Nielsen estimates about 16 million watched Michael

first_imgNielsen estimates about 16 million watched Michael Cohen AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, reads an opening statement as he testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cohen says he’s cooperating with federal prosecutors in New York and hopes to receive a so-called Rule 35 motion from prosecutors that would reduce the time he is to spend in prison. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) by The Associated Press Posted Mar 1, 2019 9:48 am PDT NEW YORK — The Nielsen company says that 15.8 million people watched President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, testify against him on television before a congressional committee.Nielsen estimated the viewership on eight different networks between 9:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday.The number contrasts with the 20.4 million who watched the daytime testimony of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh before a Senate committee last September.By a narrow margin, CBS was the most-watched network for the bulk of the testimony, followed by ABC and MSNBC.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Jan. 11, 2016 file photo, Symone Sanders speaks to members of the media in the spin room after a presidential forum in Des Moines, Iowa. Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African American political strategist, as a senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Biden hires strategist Symone Sanders, adds diversity to bid by Julie Pace And Errin Haines Whack, The Associated Press Posted Apr 25, 2019 8:01 am PDT WASHINGTON — Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African American political strategist, as a senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign.The move adds a younger, diverse voice to Biden’s cadre of top advisers, which has been dominated by older white men. It suggests Biden is seeking to broaden his appeal to a new generation of Democrats.Sanders, 29, rose to prominence during the 2016 campaign as press secretary for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. She then became a high-profile political analyst on CNN and is likely to be a forceful Biden defender on television.Sanders has been heavily recruited by 2020 contenders. She had a lengthy meeting with the former vice-president a few weeks ago and he followed up with a job offer.A Biden campaign official confirmed Sanders’ hire on condition of anonymity because it has not been formally announced.Julie Pace And Errin Haines Whack, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Defence agreement upgraded with France

first_imgAn updated Defence Agreement between Cyprus and France was signed on Tuesday by Defence ministers Christoforos Fokaides and Jean-Yves Le Drian.According to a statement, Fokaides was in Paris as the head of a ministry delegation.The agreement strengthens and updates the existing agreement, in light of new security challenges in areas such as energy security, piracy and crisis management as well as terrorism.The new deal, it was announced, is proof of the close ties between the two countries and further promotes Cyprus’ role as a security and stability contributor in the Eastern Mediterranean region.During the visit, Fokaides announced the appointment of a defence attache in Paris as of September, aiming at further strengthening the two countries’ cooperation in defence and security.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Fire destroys two cars in Limassol

first_imgA fire broke out in the early hours of Thursday morning in two cars in a parking lot on Estias Street in the Ayios Athanasios estate in Limassol.According to the fire service, a call was received at 3am and two vehicles from the Ayios Nikolaos station were immediately deployed.The fire was brought under control by 3.30 but the two vehicles had been badly damaged.Lighter damages were caused to a third car.The cause of the fire is still being investigated.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

SG Envoy Eide leaves his post to pursue a political career UN

first_imgThe Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, has officially requested to be released from his responsibilities as the Special Adviser in order to run in the upcoming legislative elections in his country, Norway.According to a statement attributable to the Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General Farhan Haq, the Secretary-General “expresses his sincere gratitude to Mr. Eide for leading his good offices mission on the Cyprus issue in support of the bi-communal talks between the Greek-Cypriot leader, Nicos Anastasiades, and the Turkish-Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akıncı, in their efforts to reach a comprehensive settlement“.“Over the last 27 months, with steadfast dedication, commitment and creativity, Mr. Eide helped the two leaders make unprecedented progress towards reaching a viable and sustainable solution to the decades old dispute, bringing them closer than ever before to their shared vision of a united Cyprus“, the statement reads.UN-peace talks at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana commenced on June 28. In the early hours of July 7 UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced that the Conference on Cyprus ended without an agreement.The talks, held under the auspices of the UN, aim at reuniting Cyprus under a federal roof.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementTop Cardiologist: Throw Out All Your Gluten Now (Here’s Why)Gundry 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

Cyprus ratifies Istanbul Convention against domestic violence

first_imgCyprus ratified on Friday the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention.Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe (CoE), Ambassador Spyros Attas, deposited on behalf of the Republic of Cyprus the instrument of ratification of the convention with the Deputy Secretary General of the CoE, Gabriella Battaini Dragoni.Cyprus, which had signed the convention in June 2015, becomes the 27th CoE member state to ratify it, after parliament voted for the law on the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.The ratification, an official announcement said, ‘stressing Cyprus’ efforts to eliminate such phenomena, was deposited a few days before the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’ which is marked on November 25.The ratification of the convention has been a standing demand of MPs and many groups in Cyprus, as it is deemed as a valuable tool in preventing and combating violence against women in a comprehensive manner.According to a report submitted to the House human rights committee earlier in the year, around 9,800 incidents of violence against women were recorded in Cyprus between 2005 and 2015.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 SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo 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

Malas presents details of election programme

first_imgPresidential candidate Stavros Malas said on Tuesday he would set up an asset management company if elected to tackle the high rate of bad loans (NPLs) that are causing problems across the economy.Speaking in Nicosia at the presentation of his election programme, Malas said the country was in dire economic straights because of the NPLs and their effects.“They are not only a banking problem but also socioeconomic,” he said. “Our proposal is specific, and we believe, enforceable.”Malas, who is backed by main opposition Akel, proposed the creation of an asset management firm in which banks, the central bank and the state would participate.Banks, he said, would transfer bad loans relating to primary residencies and small business premises that cannot be restructured to the company.He said banks will receive shares in exchange for the loans they transfer and the state will also participate with a small sum “without burdening taxpayers.”Malas said the entire administration programme was based on the strategic objective of gradually redrawing the island’s growth model so that the economy is robust.“An economy that is not based on opportunistic development and external factors,” he said.His main economic philosophy was to support healthy entrepreneurship, support workers and protect vulnerable social groups. He will drastically tackle social inequality through an open innovation approach without fixations, on the basis of scientific and comprehensive justification of every policy.On the Cyprus problem, Malas said he would take action immediately after his election by unconditionally adopting the talks procedure proposed by the UN Secretary-General.Malas said he would immediately seek a meeting with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci in a bid to prepare the ground for the resumption of the talks.“I will unconditionally accept the UNSG’s position that negotiation should continue from where they were left at Crans Montana and will demand from the Turkish Cypriot leadership to do the same,” he said.From then on, Malas said he was prepared to discuss the remaining issues of the internal aspect in an interrelated way.“I am convinced that, provided we agree on these, a prospect for a comprehensive solution of the Cyprus problem on the basis of the agreed framework of a bizonal, bicommunal federation is created.”Towards that, the Malas administration will promote rapprochement and the reinforcement of bicommuncal cooperation.“Without trust between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots efforts for a solution, and more importantly, the implementation and functioning of a solution, cannot be supported effectively.”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 AdsUndoFreedom Debt ReliefPeople In Heavy CC Debt Are In For Big SurpriseFreedom Debt ReliefUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Cabinet help for farmers hit by cropmunching mouflons

first_imgA government funding scheme offering assistance to farmers who fall victim to herds of crop-eating mouflons was approved by cabinet on Wednesday.One part of the scheme provides funding for fencing of agricultural land threatened by mouflons. A second part covers compensation for crop damage suffered and income lost by farmers.The scheme, which amounts to a total of €1 million, aims to cover up to 70 per cent of the cost of installing protective fencing and compensate farmers for up to 80 per cent for damage incurred and lost income.The Cyprus mouflon has been a strictly protected subspecies since 1992, under an EU habitats directive (92/43).Although active management and protection have resulted in an increase in the mouflon population from a few dozen in the 1930s to more than 3000 today, they are still considered rare due to being endemic to the island.In June this year, farmers whose produce was being damaged by mouflons asked the state to compensate them and fund protection measures as the animals were now even visiting coffeeshops in some villages.The issue has been going on for years and MPs have said on numerous occasions that the mouflon population was getting out of control and a plan was needed to deal with it.Wednesday’s announcement comes as a response to a long-standing demand from farmers who own agricultural land unprotected by fencing in areas where mouflons roam freely and eat away at crops which form their main source of livelihood.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 AdsUndoGundry MD ProPlant Complete Shake SupplementCalling All Carnivores: This Surgeon Says Do Not Cut Out Red Meat! (Do This Instead)Gundry MD ProPlant Complete Shake SupplementUndoProstaGenix SupplementHow To: Boost Prostate Health (Do This Daily)ProstaGenix SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Civil servants demand more hiring

first_imgBy Angelos AnastasiouCIVIL servants’ union PASYDY is demanding that some 2,500 employees occupying vacancies on term contracts be made permanent, it was reported yesterday.Citing unnamed sources, daily Phileleftheros said this category comprises mostly nurses in government hospitals, but also contracted staff in other government departments, mainly secretarial.The decision to make term contractors permanent was taken by the union’s Central Committee and ratified by the General Council on Tuesday.At the same time, PASYDY plans to raise a secondary demand, relating to the pension rights of employees.Specifically, the union wants to reinstate the rights to a professional pension and a lump-sum retirement bonus for employees deemed eligible.In the coming days, the paper reported, PASYDY’s head Glafcos Hadjipetrou will send a letter to the chairman of the Joint Personnel Committee, and permanent undersecretary of the Finance ministry, Christos Patsalides, raising both issues and requesting the start of consultations as soon as possible.Head of nurses’ union Prodromos Argyrides told the Cyprus Mail that the issue has arisen due to the increased number of civil servants leaving the public sector for fear of losing some of their entitlements.“Just like the recent talk of taxing civil servants’ lump-sum bonus”, he said.“Anyone in their shoes would have done the same”, he said of civil servants opting for early retirement.Argyrides said there are hospital departments staffed in half by contract employees, which means that non-permanent staff, who may be let go and replaced by others, are being entrusted with medical equipment worth millions.“That is, not to mention patients’ lives”, he said. “This situation breeds risk and dysfunction. The government must unfreeze the necessary positions”.He added that the proposals have already reached the Finance ministry, but no response has yet been issued.The nurses’ union has also taken these issues to the Health minister, who replied that this was a matter for the Finance ministry.“We will allow a reasonable time period for the government to study the proposals, and then we’ll make our own decisions”, Argyrides said.Meanwhile, a public row between PASYDY boss Glafcos Hadjipetrou and the head of the newly-created rival offshoot – the Independent Union of Civil Servants – Yiorgos Horatas broke out on state radio yesterday morning.“Our philosophy is that we need to support the revival of public service, because only through the revival of this spirit can Cyprus have a future”, Horatas said.“I don’t know how receptive PASYDY is to this notion. So far, its stance has been ‘we don’t negotiate, we don’t accept anything’.”The rogue unionist claimed the upper layers of PASYDY have been abusing their power, naming Hadjipetrou as one.“The reasons we had distanced ourselves from PASYDY, to the point where some of us were expelled, were real: for instance, in terms of the way they chose to handle monthly membership fees. We had discovered that members of PASYDY’s leadership were being paid a second salary from the union, in addition to their civil servant salary”, he said.“Also, Mr Hadjipetrou’s son-in-law was hired by the union’s retirement home as financial director. PASYDY’s deputy head was also hired as director at the retirement home.”Hadjipetrou denied the accusations, claiming they were simply the result of the expelled PASYDY members’ disgruntlement.“In every session at the union they raised the issue of suspending or reducing membership fees, reducing the salaries of the union’s employees and leadership”, said Hadjipetrou.“They are saying that some are getting a second salary, because some in the union receive an allowance to cover their expenses. We have told them repeatedly that such accusations are both inappropriate and in violation of the union’s policy. They did not comply.”With regard to their expulsion from the union, Hadjipetrou said it was not decided vindictively but was simply a result of their own behaviour.“A team of 23 voted on their expulsion, 21 in favour and two abstained”, he claimed. “The General Council also voted. Of 70 members present, 63 voted in favour of their expulsion, one in their favour and six abstained.”He also defended the retirement home hirings, citing unanimity.“The retirement home hiring was decided unanimously, including their own vote”, he said of his former fellow unionists.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Rooting out mind patterns

first_imgBy Sinead Kelly“YOU’RE an adrenaline junkie,” Dr Catherine Demetriades tells me as she analysed my scan using what she calls the SMART (stored memory access retrieval technique’) system she and her partners hope to programme into a robot that will help parents communicate with their autistic children.Demetriades describes herself as a “fully-functional autistic savant” and her mission is to have SMART, which took her seven years to develop, programmed into a robot named AutiZmo.After being interviewed by the Cyprus Mail recently, I was curious how it all worked and offered myself as a research subject. The scan took a couple of minutes, the follow-up analysis, half an hour or so, baggage, baggage, baggage.Almost everyone in the world probably has some unconscious patterns held over from childhood that impacts on their attitudes and behaviours as an adult. It’s psychology 101.Generally, these run on an unconscious level without even being consciously aware of them until triggered by an outside situation. This is when the automatic reaction kicks in, often bypassing the conscious mind, and rational thought, altogether. Anger, fear, resentment at a perceived slight or injustice can be expressed or internalised as a result of this background programming or mind pattern, while other people’s programming could see them react to the same situation like ‘water off a duck’s back’.Demetriades, who does not know me as a person, was able through the SMART scan, to track back certain current patterns to a point in time they emerged. Some were more personal than others and will remain so, but the main one would have to go to her observation – or what the numbers were telling her – that the adrenaline addiction was connected with a situation created through a parent.Of course for almost everyone in the world, certain issues can always be traced back to a parent – common sense 101 – but what was interesting was being able to link a specific memory of a parental characteristic that made you behave in a certain way around them as a child, to current behaviours. This provided the ‘aha’ moment, which is basically what SMART does.“It’s kind of like bad experiences stick to you,” Demetriades tells me, adding that it appears that as a child 50 odd years ago I was apparently unable to process negative experiences, just absorbed them, still do and never learned how to let go of them. “It’s like that Cypriot expression where people say: ‘I can’t digest this’” she says.“There’s a heck of a lot of adrenaline stress,” she adds. This apparently comes from constant anxiety and the fear that things won’t get done, which, Demetriades says can carry over into sleep and result in constant lack of restful slumber. Check. As a journalist with daily deadlines, this is relatable to regular nightmares of having several news stories to write with a deadline five minutes away.It’s pretty basic biology that adrenaline flows when people are under pressure. It’s the flight or fight response but it doesn’t always have to involve being in a life-threatening physical situation. It can also apply to emotional ones, especially if they were significant enough to imprint on the mind of a child. The problem comes into play when your unconscious mind keeps creating situations throughout life where ‘fight or flight’ becomes the norm at work, and in relationships, and you don’t have to be a skydiver to get your fix, according to psychologists.“At some point, most students procrastinate an assignment until the last minute, at which point, the fear of not getting it done triggers an adrenaline surge, which fuels getting it done, and it can feel good to be pumped up. When, thanks to grade inflation, they get a good grade, school thus has taught them that using adrenaline to get stuff done is okay,” according to Psychology Today.Demetriades says the subconscious mind keeps recalling the same memory over again and creating that ‘flight or fight’ situation as if it is real in the present moment. “You feel you have hundreds of little things to do and then they overwhelm you, and that brings the stress that leads to the adrenaline release,” she says, pointing out that the more work you give yourself to do, the bigger the adrenaline rush to get it all done on time and the bigger satisfaction when you do. This is true for most workaholics. Eventually however, a constant flow of adrenaline translates into a physical toll on the body, especially on hormones.While most adults, if they are in any way self-aware, can work out why they have automatic reactions to certain things, Demetriades through her scan, had made direct connection between being that adrenaline junkie and a past event that I hadn’t.And though there were also other connections made that I had already figured out over the years, shedding light on what drives you unconsciously as a person and more importantly, why, like with adrenaline addiction, brings it into consciousness, which is the part of the mind that can make the necessary changes to break the pattern.But AutiZmo is not about adults with years of built-up mind patterns. That’s not the mission.  Demetriades said scanning children with autism is probably even more effective.“The younger you are the more straightforward things are. The older you get there’s more complicated stuff in the background,” she says. “Younger people react, cry and get frustrated. The background programme is not there to the same extent. Older people’s experiences are there longer. They have learned to deal with them in their own way.”“With children, especially autistic children they are screaming and shouting and not hiding anything: ‘I’m angry and I’m going to show you’.  It’s much more obvious and straightforward,” she says, to find out through the scan, why they are angry or frustrated.Demetriades and her team are working with the GC School of Careers to help launch a demonstration of AutiZmo’s capabilities at the end of November.“And, you,” she adds, “have got to slow down”. You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoFreedom Debt ReliefPeople In Heavy Debt Are In For A SurpriseFreedom Debt ReliefUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more