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first_imgAccording to’s Ian Rapoport, Keim’s contract places him among the top-10 highest paid GMs in the league, while Arians’ has him earning more than everyone but Philadelphia’s Chip Kelly for coaches who have yet to reach the Super Bowl. The decision to come to agreements on new contracts for head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Steve Keim was an easy one for Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill.“This is the way it’s supposed to work, you hire good people, they do a great job and you reward them with new contracts,” Bidwill told Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Monday. “That’s the system we’ve got and I’m excited we were able to get them locked up and just concentrate on other things this offseason, including free agency which starts in just a couple of weeks.” Indeed, it’s nice to get those contracts out of the way so that the organization can focus its attention elsewhere, but then again, it’s not as if something needed to be done with either deal.Arians was under contract for another two years with a team option for 2017, while Keim had two years left on his deal. Both were hired in January 2014. But while neither was going anywhere anytime soon, Bidwill saw it fit to reward them for their last two seasons of work.“It was important to me because I wanted to make sure they were squared away with the right kind of contracts for the next couple of years, but also extend them,” he said. “As I said earlier, this is the plan, to continue this stability and the great success that we’re having.”In Arians’ two seasons with the Cardinals, the team has won 21 games, which are the most in franchise history for a coach in his first 32 games with the team. He helped guide Arizona to the postseason last season, the franchise’s first trip to the playoffs since 2010. Keim, who was hired to his post before Arians, has made more than 400 roster moves since taking over, and in the process has shown a knack for finding good bargains to help build a winning roster. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Your browser does not support the audio element. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories LISTEN: Michael Bidwill- President of the Arizona Cardinals last_img read more


first_img Comments   Share   – / 13 Would you like to see the tablets be allowed more in the season?“I hope not. It helps bad coaches. You spend six hours on a blitz on Tuesday, and he can watch it. He doesn’t get to watch it until Monday. Offense, you don’t run the same plays very often. But defensively, you spend a lot of hours and time on a blitz that a guy can sit there and watch it on tape and show his guys and fix it in the first quarter. That’s not what it’s all about.”Has Jake Coker progressed the way you’d hope he has?“He’s progressed nicely since minicamp. Whether it’s good enough, we’ll see.”What do you expect out of Calais Campbell, what kind of player is he now that maybe he wasn’t before?“I expect a dominating player every week, which he’s capable of being — especially with the guys around him, with Corey (Peters) back and Chandler (Jones) in the mix, and Frostee (Rucker) and everybody else over there. I expect a dominating player that shows up in the stat sheet every week big.”When he’s not practicing it seems like Larry Fitzgerald is a coach on the field“He understands his position now. He’s helping the young guys as much as he can, and if you see him, he’s always following somebody, he’s telling them and he’s also getting mental reps for himself.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “Looking forward to a game-week preparation. Finally putting in game plans and installations this morning to see how guys respond mentally during this practice — you’d hope mental errors and penalties would be reduced in this practice. I thought Sunday and Monday were outstanding start to the week, finishing up the traditional camp aspect of it. A lot of times guys get bored and I thought it was good competition and two really fast practices to end up the true training camp part of it.”Did you have a feeling the cornerback situation would be a bit unsettled this late in camp?“No, because I thought Justin (Bethel) would have been back the first day. With him re-injuring it, it set it into a whole different set of motion.”Do you see swagger, confidence in Brandon Williams?“Oh, you see it in Brandon every day. That’s one thing I like about him. One play flies off is back and he goes to the next play.”You know the offense very well, do you have a need to see them get in a rhythm this preseason?“Not really, not really. I see it in practice enough. Whether or not we get into a rhythm in the plays that we play in this game, you would hope, just to be a little comforting. But everybody’s back from last year and I feel very, very confident in that.” Carson Palmer is still a hard worker at this stage in his career“It’s amazing. He’s a workaholic. Whether he’s studying, preparing, lifting weights, training, in the classroom. He’s a workaholic.”Do you think this team has the capability to be top five in offense and defense this year?“I don’t really put a lot of stock in stats. If you (win) 14, 15 games, you’re going to be there. That’s the only stat I care about.”Does the NFC West look different to you this year?“Seattle’s always Seattle. I think the Rams, with that defense and (Todd) Gurley healthy, they’re always a threat. And I think Chip is going to do a phenomenal job in San Francisco. I think they’re the sleeper in the division.”Why is the competition committee something you want to be a part of?“I haven’t definitely said yes.”How did Robert Nkemdiche look on Monday?“He looked fine. He’s a little sore, but he needs to push through it and go.”How much have you been using the tablets on the sideline?“We used them the first game — they’re not going to be there during the season. I watched one play that the referee called holding and it wasn’t holding and I showed it to him. Said this would be your worst nightmare if I had this on the sideline.” Coach Bruce Arians during training camp Aug. 22. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories GLENDALE, Ariz. – Head coach Bruce Arians, now in his fourth year with the Arizona Cardinals, meets the media each day during training camp.Here, in this space, we’ll highlight many of the key topics and personnel conversations he has with reporters following the morning walk-through.“Out today, on a scheduled day, is Carson (Palmer). Going to take my time with Larry (Fitzgerald); he’s going to take today off, also. Shaq Riddick is out; (Elie) Bouka is out; (Alex) Okafor is getting real close, but he’s off today. And Olsen Pierre. That’s pretty much it. Everybody else is either trying it, seeing how far they go in practice, but they’re all practicing. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Could you see Fitzgerald being a coach one day?“No. He makes way too much money to coach. Way too much.”How do you feel about cornerback Mike Jenkins?“Michael Jenkins is the guy that’s the sleeper in the mix. He’s a pro. He’s been struggling with that cast. Now that the cast is smaller, he’s really in the mix as a starting corner.”What do you think of Jaron Brown and the path he’s been on to get to this point?“Those are the guys you fall in love with. He made it on special teams. Then he made it as a receiver. And he continues to improve in both areas. His value goes up and up and up.”Why do you think things have worked between you, Steve Keim and Michael Bidwill?“Because every decision we make is a Cardinal decision, the best thing for our organization. There are no egos involved. It’s very hard to find an owner, a GM and a head coach who one or all three don’t get in the way.”Is there one thing you like best about Jared Veldheer?“He’s a very competitive guy. He’s got a lot of pride, he’s very smart, but he’s very competitive.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Qantas has teamed up

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Qantas has teamed up with Nicole Warne (aka Gary Pepper Girl) to become the airline’s official Digital Consultant.Nicole is highly regarded in the fields of fashion, digital, social media, and e-commerce, collaborating with brands as a creative director, social media and brand consultant, ambassador, model and stylist. Owning a successful company by the age of 20, she counts premium brands Net-A-Porter, Dior, Valentino and the L’Oreal Group among her list of clients and has been featured in international publications such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, and most recently appeared on the cover of Elle Magazine and Net-a-Porter’s, The Edit.Nicole will work with Qantas on a number of projects providing her creative and strategic expertise in the digital space. The first will see her direct a series of international destination video guides for Qantas’ inflight entertainment, Travel Insider, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels.Nicole will create and feature in the first guide to Tokyo. She will also create the guides to New York hosted by artist CJ Hendry, San Francisco hosted by Hugo and Jimmy from Flight Facilities, London hosted by models and media personalities Jordan and Zac Stenmark, and Santiago featuring YouTuber Chloe Morello.Qantas Group Executive Brand, Marketing & Corporate Affairs Olivia Wirth, said it was important for Qantas to be an innovator in the digital space and find ways to engage with new online audiences.“We are really pleased to be working with one of Australia’s most influential online personalities. Nicole’s creativity, sharp focus on high-quality content and media platforms will help us showcase our international network to a new online audience,” said Mrs Wirth.“Working with Nicole gives us a platform to not only create content highlighting new products, destinations and services but it also provides us with the opportunity to promote one of Australia’s  most talented digital consultants,” added Mrs Wirth.Nicole Warne said she was excited to provide strategic advice in the digital space for Qantas and work with them in a creative capacity.“Documenting the travel I do as part of my work – with clients and opportunities arising around the world – is something I am really passionate about and my audience loves to see. I’m thrilled to be working with our national carrier to bring to life the sights and sounds of the amazing cities that Qantas travels to and inspire people to experience their travel dreams,” said Ms Warne.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterThis April, historic farmstead hotel, winery and spa São Lourenço do Barrocal will introduce a wild and wonderful new program of creative and immersive nature-based experiences for children, alongside the opening of a brand new children’s pool.Set amid the grasslands of Portugal’s raw and unspoilt Alentejo region, the hotel and estate is working with local archaeologist Manuel Calado to develop a series of new family experiences inspired by the estate’s natural surroundings and fascinating megalithic heritage.Artistic little ones will explore their creativity in a wild art class, inspired by the Stone Age relics scattered throughout the region. They will explore the estate to collect natural objects, creating unique artworks using stones, sticks, feathers and wool alongside mineral and vegetable dyes.Sculptors-in-waiting will join Calado in digging for natural clay soils and pigments, which will be used to create replicas of the prehistoric pottery offerings found within the estate’s ancient stone dolmens, or megalithic tombs.Aspiring young chefs can join Calado on a feasting and foraging tour of the estate. They will find out how to use the seasonal abundance of healthy nuts, flowers, fruits and edible fungi to make salads, teas and sweet treats, and learn about the diets and cookery techniques of the region’s prehistoric communities.Competitive kids can enjoy a range of sporting challenges in the wild, learning how to craft their own prehistoric bow and arrow, propellant and assegai before competing in a tournament to prove their sporting prowess.Following an exciting day of activities in the wild, youngsters can splash about in the brand new children’s’ pool, set to open in May 2018. Situated in the heart of the estate, away from the hotel’s peaceful main pool, the 15m children’s pool will offer a family-friendly spot to cool down the summer heat.All families visiting São Lourenço do Barrocal will have the opportunity to take home a Barrocal Bird — a handmade and illustrated textile thrush bird, inspired by the resident flocks and designed by awarded Portuguese printmaker Sofia Morais — as a permanent reminder of their family break in nature.Beyond these new activities, São Lourenço do Barrocal offers a plethora of countryside experiences to keep even the most active of families entertained. Guests can set out on the estate’s sweet-natured Lusitano horses for guided explorations of the estate, with lead rein-wanderings and carriage rides available for little ones. Foodie types can indulge in family bakery classes within the pastry kitchen, learning how to bake Alentejo regional bread, cakes and biscuits; before relaxing in the shade of a gnarled holm oak tree to enjoy the spoils of their endeavours. Treasure hunts through the estate can be arranged for intrepid families, while the estate’s large playroom offers a quiet spot for children to play, with a make-believe kitchen, games, books and movies, plus childcare available on demand.Away from the estate, families can enjoy private boat trips to the countless secluded coves and islands of the vast Alqueva Lake, just 10 kilometres away, with the option of continuing their aquatic explorations on paddleboards, canoes, water-skis and wakeboards.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterPassengers flying with Emirates at the ‘pointy end’ will discover a new range of luxury products aimed at making flying an even more comfortable experience. The airline has forged collaborations with BYREDO skincare, Bowers & Wilkins and Emirates’ longstanding partnership with Bulgari for its refreshed amenity kits in First and Business class.BYREDO for Emirates Wellness kitEmirates First Class customers will find the BYREDO travel wellness range of skincare in their private suites. The allergen-free and Chamomile collections were exclusively created for Emirates for a relaxing and hydrating experience in flight. The collection by European luxury brand, BYREDO, was first introduced in Emirates’ new fully enclosed suites on the Boeing 777 last year and is now being rolled out across the fleet. All the products in the collection are manufactured using the best raw materials with a distinct focus on craft and quality.BYREDO for Emirates Wellness kit in First ClassProducts included in the BYREDO for Emirates Wellness kit are:Cleansing Face Towelette, leaving a clean base to enjoy the maximum benefit from skincare.Facial Toner brings freshness and essential hydration, improving overall skin texture.Eye Cream gently hydrates sensitive skin around the eye leaving it softer and suppler.Chamomile roll-on Sleep Oil to apply on pulse points to ease into relaxation.Chamomile Pillow Mist spray for textile to create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphereThe kits are paired with a faux leather notebook and branded pen.Bowers & Wilkins Active Noise-Cancelling E1 headphonesTo amplify the viewing experience on ice, Emirates’ award-winning in-flight entertainment system, the airline is rolling out brand new Bowers & Wilkins Active Noise-Cancelling E1 headphones in First Class. These headphones were designed by award-winning audio brand Bowers & Wilkins and created exclusively for Emirates using a unique hybrid noise cancellation technology optimised for the Emirates First Class cabins.Bowers & Wilkins Active Noise Cancelling E1 headphones in First ClassThe headphones are lightweight and made of the finest materials, including aluminium and sheepskin leather for a comfortable fit. Customers can use the headphones to view up to 3,500 channels of on-demand entertainment on a 32-inch TV screen. The entertainment selection on ice across all classes includes up to 950 movies, 400 TV channels and 2,400 music and podcast channels.Bulgari Amenity KitsThe new set of amenity kits for both First and Business Class feature Bulgari’s fragrance – Eau Parfumée Au Thé Vert (Green Tea) – and contain skincare essentials to keep customers feeling fresh and pampered throughout the flight.The First Class kit bags, made from faux leather, come in eight designs with a new range of colours for men and women. Eight additional designs are available in Business Class – four for men and four for women. The amenity kits are available on long-haul overnight flights and designs are refreshed every nine months. The bags have been designed for multipurpose uses after the flight to store headphones, make up or jewellery.Bulgari Amenity Kits – men’s collection in First ClassBulgari Amenity Kits – ladies’ collection in First ClassIn addition to the Bulgari amenity kits, First Class customers will also be given Hydra Active moisturising sleep suits on long-haul overnight flights.Fans of the First Class experience can purchase the Emirates sleep suits, First Class blanket or the Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones from the Emirates Official Stores.Fine dining on EmiratesOn all Emirates flights, customers can enjoy a selection of the finest cuisine prepared by gourmet chefs, accompanied by some of the most exclusive wines, champagnes and spirits in the world. Emirates recently revamped its spirits offering across all classes to include exclusives like the Hennessy Paradis Imperial and introduced the Emirates Vintage Collection – a selection of fine wines which have been stored for up to 15 years. This includes the Château Cheval Blanc 2004, Château Haut Brion 2004, Château Mouton Rothschild 2001 and Château Margaux 1998 served in First Class on select routes.In Business Class, Emirates is serving exclusive champagnes like the Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial served on all flights from Dubai later this month. A global on-board exclusive, Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old, will also be available for a limited time on select routes.Emirates’ premium on-board experience is complemented by on-ground comfort with a network of 42 dedicated Emirates Lounges located within major airports around the globe, including its newly-opened Cairo lounge and refurbished New York lounge at John F Kennedy International Airport. First and Business Class passengers can also travel to and from the airport via Emirates’ complimentary Chauffeur-drive service – available in over 70 cities including Emirates’ latest destination, Santiago.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletter Air France is now offering beauty treatments in its Terminal 1 lounge at New York’s JFK International Airport under an exclusive partnership with luxury beauty and skincare specialist, La Prairie. After revamping its dining area in December, the Air France lounge has now drawn its attention to customer wellbeing.This new space, spanning 30 square metres and decorated in La Prairie’s emblematic style, is accessible to La Première and Business customers and Flying Blue Platinum and Gold members. It is equipped with two private beauty booths, with a massage table for longer treatments.Prior to their flight, customers can now enjoy a moment of relaxation and wellbeing in the expert care of La Prairie beauty care professionals and the brand’s high-end products, free of charge. La Prairie beauty experts offer a selection of facial treatments:Art of Rejuvenation treatment (30 minutes), reserved for La Première customersArt of Illumination treatment (20- or 30-minute option)Art of Indulgence treatment (20- or 30-minute option)Customers must reserve these treatments with the Air France agents on arrival in the lounge.New dining areaIn December 2018, Air France unveiled a completely renovated dining area in its New York-JFK lounge.Business customers enjoy the Night Service offer in a brand-new setting, with a more contemporary feel dominated by white and wood tones.New furniture and imitation-leather couches, inspired by a Parisian brasserie, have been custom-designed to offer a convivial atmosphere. Blue and grey tones along with atmospheric lighting have been added to create a more intimate feel. The mezzanine floor has also been redesigned, incorporating light and anthracite grey shades. In total, the area is equipped with close to 34 tables for two, a high table with six seats for dining opposite the runways and a round table seating six.Night Service: dine in the lounge and sleep on boardThis new dining area has been designed to offer customers the Night Service, a service anticipating Business customers’ need to enjoy a good night’s sleep on night flights between New York and Paris. They can enjoy, at no extra charge, the same gourmet French meal in the airport lounge as the one served on board, with their meal served at their table. The meal compromises a starter, hot dish, cheese, dessert and a wine and champagnes list.During the flight, customers can enjoy a good night’s sleep in the comfort of the Business class cabin with a lie-flat bed; or, customers with a healthy appetite can choose to eat again during the flight. Breakfast is served before landing at Paris-Charles de Gaulle.Since the launch of the Night Service in 2016 (AF009/AF011), close to 50% of customers travelling in Business class on night flights dine in the lounge.Art at the heart of the loungeTo mark the new design of its lounge in New York, Air France offers its customers art exhibitions year-round. From January to June 2019, customers can discover the universe of Roger Bezombes through a collection of 16 lithographic posters created by the French artist for an Air France promotional campaign in the 1970s. The collection was also exhibited at the Pompidou Centre in Paris in 1981, and evokes the joy and art of travel. Artwork from the “La vie autour du monde” poster series is presented by Bezombes’ grandson, gallery owner Eric Mourlot.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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first_img RelatedTravel for Children: The Next Generation SpeaksTravel for Children: The Next Generation SpeaksThe truth about ‘annoying’ airport security protocols…You’ll have a more pleasant and seamless airport experience if you understand the reasons behind the rules.Airport Retail – cashing in on your timeAirport Retail – cashing in on your time I shall openly state for the record that I do not like airport security. I understand the need for it, but that is different. I do not like it because it is where two tributaries of stupidity merge into an Amazon-sized river of awfulness which encourages normally intelligent people to make very poor decisions indeed. Imagine for example, someone so dim, that they innocently packed a three piece spear and an 18 inch ceremonial machete in their luggage and boarded a commercial airliner leaving from a nameless African country. Fortunately (depending on your point of view), I didn’t get into trouble and no one even noticed, but it still wasn’t that bright. This is why I find airports such a problem: passengers do mindless things and in my opinion, airport security is forced, by a hysterical, global press, into making knee-jerk, reactionary and unnecessary changes to their security procedures. Why, for example, because of one incident, do we have to have our shoes examined as we head toward duty free?I wondered, given my inept packing performances, what really dim people had tried to bring through security at airports. American websites seemed a good place to start and I was not disappointed.It quickly became apparent that I was, in fact, a comparative Einstein of the travel world, and there were many people out there far dafter than me on both sides of the security fence. What was good, wasn’t just the ridiculous things people tried to take on board, but what implied damage the security staff who confiscated them, thought they could do with the items. Everything mentioned below, is allegedly true.I am prepared to accept that baseball bats and chainsaws are reasonable things to take away from people at airport security, and the single deer antler also made sense, though I feel it says more about the inadequacies of the owner’s hunting skills, than presenting an immediate and credible threat to the plane.But the sausage grinder – that confused me. You cannot presumably threaten to mince a cabin attendant unless your meat-related demands are met – though I suppose it would hurt if you threw it at someone. The term we are after here is a “dual-use item” which means something which can be used as a low-tech weapon, as well as for its original, intended use. But that is…well…anything with a mass of more than about half a pound. If I bashed someone over the head with my laptop, that would really hurt, and I could swing my camera around my head like a gaucho’s bolas and garrotte the Captain – but in all likelihood would strangle myself instead.The geologist who had his cricket-ball sized rock taken away from him fell into that category as well – just in case he went crazy and tried to hold up the plane with…a lump of granite. I also thoroughly enjoyed the confiscation of the man-sized, plastic palm tree too – presumably in case its owner hid behind it and crawled down the aisle (blending in with the other aircraft foliage) and sneaked into the cockpit unnoticed. And why would sex toys be taken away from passengers – dual-use items? “I take control of this plane in the name of Duracell. We change course now or the pleasuring starts!”A quick delve around on the official Heathrow website reveals yet more “dual-use” irritations. The knives, razor-blades, scissors and sports bats are reasonable of course, but tweezers – can you pluck someone to death? Threaten to temporarily ruin someone’s eyebrow? I suppose I could poke someone in the eye with them, but then I could use my finger too. And snooker and pool cues – they’re just sticks – but then you can’t take walking and hiking poles onboard either. What if I have a bad leg and need a walking stick or crutches? Am I supposed to relinquish these at security and crawl stoically to my boarding gate with an “Oh well, that’s fair enough” look on my face? How are they any different? Knitting needles too are apparently out, but then apart from being a bit bigger, they are not significantly different from a biro or a pencil and those are fine. I’ve seen Jason Bourne in action and am confident I could take out a fair few people with my Bic and a rolled-up magazine.Despite this flippancy, airport security is a serious business, but rather than having iron-clad rules imposed across the board, I do think the authorities could show a little more faith in their security staff and allow them to use their discretion. Until that changes however, I shall be much more careful with my dual-use items and next time I fly, my fists and teeth will be left behind.You might also like to readBAA Travel Advice to PassengersFluid dynamics – the rules about taking liquids through securityInternational Rovers – travelling with your petsReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Wizz Air has announced plans to introduce a new ch

first_imgWizz Air has announced plans to introduce a new cheap flight to Dortmund in Germany, from its Budapest base in October.Services will run three times a week and complement existing Wizz Air flights to Dortmund from Katowice.As well as adding the new cheap flights to Budapest, Wizz plans to increase frequency on the Polish service.Budapest will be the ninth destination served by Wizz at Dortmund, with flights to Gdansk, Poznan, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Cluj, Bucharest and Sofia, as well as Katowice, already available.This announcement follows news from easyJet that it plans to cut the number of flights to Dortmund currently offered.The carrier has opened a 90-day consultation with its staff at the German airport to decide whether or not to close its Dortmund base after revealing it will cut 50 percent of all winter flights to the city.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedWizz Air launches flights from Warsaw to RomeWizz Air will introduce cheap flights to Rome Ciampino Airport from Warsaw in September.Wizz Air to launch new flights to GermanyWizz Air will introduce two new flights to Germany in the springWizz Air unveils 15 new routesWizz Air has announced plans to expand its schedule with 15 new routes over the next six months.last_img read more

Capacity for both Norwegian and Sterling on their

first_imgCapacity for both Norwegian and Sterling on their new combined routes will total 31 per cent and 30 per cent respectively when operations begin, it has been revealed.Both carriers are set to combine cheap flights to Copenhagen, Demark from Oslo in Norway and Stockholm in Sweden from September 15th.However, they will continue to market, price and sell tickets for their flights independently.Neither carrier has mentioned the possibility of a full merger or acquisition.Reports suggest the two airlines are waiting to see how the new deal will compare with the performance of competing carrier SAS.Commenting on the decision last week, Reza Taleghani, CEO of Sterling, and Bjorn Kjos, CEO of Norwegian, emphasised the efficiency and flexibility that the new agreement will bring for both operators.The deal will also provide passengers with more choice over which timetabled routes they may take between destinations. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedNorwegian and Sterling join forcesSterling Airlines has entered into a joint agreement with Norwegian Air ShuttleNew winter routes from Oslo from Norwegian AirNorwegian Air Shuttle has announced that it will be adding five new routes to its winter schedule next month.Two airlines confirm new flights from CopenhagenCimber Sterling and Norwegian have announced new routes from Copenhagen Airport.last_img read more

San Ignacio Belize – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgSan Ignacio, Belize – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineKa’ana Belize’s Yaxha Overnight Experience is an exciting new package that affords adventure seekers the rare opportunity to spend the night on an ancient Maya ruin just past the Guatemalan border in a luxury tent, without having to sacrifice the comfort and amenities of a luxury resort.The package includes roundtrip transportation, tours hosted by a licensed archaeologist and local guide, a personal butler, authentic Maya dinner and breakfast, a boat ride across Lake Yaxha and more ($4,500 per couple). What better year to indulge the end of days, according to the Mayan calendar, than embarking to Ka’ana Belize for a one-of-a-kind Central American adventure, with stylish accommodations and personalized service to match.www.kaanabelize.comlast_img read more

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first_img by Jill Lawless, The Associated Press Posted Jan 23, 2018 6:09 am PDT Last Updated Jan 23, 2018 at 12:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Chilean transgender drama up for foreign language Oscar This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Daniela Vega in a scene from, “A Fantastic Woman.” The film was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign picture on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The 90th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4. (Sony Pictures Classics via AP) center_img LONDON – Lebanon’s first Academy Award-nominated movie and a landmark Chilean drama with a transgender star are among five Oscar contenders announced Tuesday for best foreign language film.Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri’s “The Insult” and Chilean filmmaker Sebastian Lelio’s “A Fantastic Woman” are up against Swedish director Ruben Ostlund’s art-world satire “The Square,” Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev’s divorce drama “Loveless” and abattoir-set love story “On Body and Soul” by Hungarian director Ildiko Enyedi.The winner will be announced at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony on March 4.“A Fantastic Woman” centres on a transgender woman (trans actress Daniela Vega) who is shunned by her lover’s family after his death. It has been hailed as a milestone in representing transgender characters, though the director says he did not set out to make history.“It’s surprising to me how timely it is,” Lelio told The Associated Press. “We have been very mesmerized by the way in which the film has overflowed the cinematic realm and has made its way into the cultural conversation.”Lelio said he sees the film as a love story “that happens to happen to a transgender woman.”“For me, it has always been a film about the limits to our empathy,” he said. “About what we are willing to allow from others, where we draw the line in terms of which people are legitimate or which acts of love are legitimate or not.”Paris-based Lebanese director Doueiri said the nomination for “The Insult” was “great news for us and for Lebanon.”“It’s been a very, very long and difficult road to get where we are,” he said.In “The Insult,” a petty plumbing dispute between a Lebanese Christian man and a Palestinian refugee becomes a courtroom showdown and exposes fissures within Lebanese society. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where its Palestinian co-star, Kamel El Basha, won the best actor trophy.Doueiri was briefly detained when he returned to Lebanon because he had visited Israel, where his previous film “The Attack” was shot. Lebanon and Israel are in a state of war and Beirut bans its citizens from visiting Israel or having business dealings with Israelis.“Making films means crossing borders,” said Doueiri, undaunted. “Nobody can tell a director where to film.”He said he hoped “The Insult” would show international audiences a different side of the Middle East, a region often associated with violence and turmoil.“It says that in spite of all these things, there is a hope of reconciliation,” Doueiri told the AP.This year’s nominees will come to Oscars trailing awards from international film festivals. “Loveless” took the top prize at the 2017 London Film Festival, where judges praised Zvyagintsev for turning the story of one family’s disintegration into a universal tragedy.The Russian director said the Academy Award nomination “means a great deal to us as filmmakers, and it encourages us to continue to tell the stories that move us, in the way we want to tell them. “Hungarian entry “On Body and Soul” won the Golden Bear top prize at last year’s Berlin Film Festival.Director Enyedi said the film, a surreal love story with a grim slaughterhouse setting, is “a movie about two everyday people whose lives are illuminated by the power of dreams.”Enyedi — the only female director among the foreign language finalists —said getting an Oscar nomination “in a year where so many exceptional women are being honoured for their work behind the camera humbles me.”“The Square,” a sharp-eyed satire about a museum director whose well-ordered life begins to unravel through a series of strange events won the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.Ostlund said the Oscar nomination was “fantastic.”“I wanted to make an entertaining, wild and funny movie at the same time,” he told the AP from the Sundance Film Festival.“It’s not that often that comedies get acknowledgement from prestigious prizes. So I am very, very happy with that.”Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s fantastical “The Shape of Water” leads the overall Oscars race, with nominations in 13 categories, including best picture.___Associated Press writers Pablo Gorondi in Budapest, Jan Olsen in Copenhagen and Sarah El-Deeb in Beirut contributed to this story.last_img read more

A year into MeToo whats next for the movement

first_imgA year into #MeToo, what’s next for the movement? by Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press Posted Oct 23, 2018 10:02 am PDT Last Updated Oct 23, 2018 at 12:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – By the end of her impassioned speech last week in front of a crowded hotel ballroom, Alyssa Milano was choking back tears.The words “Me Too,” the actress and activist told her audience, would continue to ring out as long as society needed them, “reverberating off every closed door, bouncing off every glass ceiling.”“This movement is not going anywhere,” she declared, “until our work is done.”Offstage stood activist Tarana Burke, who had just presented Milano with her award from the New York Women’s Foundation. It had been exactly a year since Milano had sent her famous “Me Too” tweet, echoing an expression Burke had coined more than a decade earlier, and awakened the next morning “to a different world,” in Burke’s words.Now, the two women, and others associated with the movement, are assessing progress, looking ahead, and trying to decide what’s next, a year after the scandalous Harvey Weinstein allegations exploded into public consciousness.It’s also a moment when some are speaking of so-called “setbacks” to the movement. Earlier this month, a New York judge dropped one of the sexual assault charges against Weinstein, amid accusations of misconduct by a detective in the case. And there was the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court despite an allegation of sexual assault from accuser Christine Blasey Ford, which he denied, and the explosive hearings and protests that accompanied the ordeal.“I’m just glad we’re no longer fighting that battle,” Milano, who attended the hearing in solidarity with Ford, said in an interview, “because I think we all need to take a moment to breathe, assess the situation, heal a little bit, and think about what comes next.”What does come next? For Milano, the key battleground is the cultural one. “We obviously lost the political battle with Kavanaugh, we might be losing the legal battle with Harvey, but I think that we’re constantly striving to win the cultural battle, and sometimes that has to happen first,” she said. “So I still have a lot of hope. I don’t think that there’s any real movement that’s linear. I always say, ‘(Expletive) is gonna get broken.’”Also preferring to see the glass half full is Debra Katz, who was already one of the nation’s most prominent attorneys in the arena of sexual assault and harassment litigation when she gained instant recognition as Ford’s attorney.Though the outcome of that case was obviously not what she’d hoped, “I think anytime the world listens to four hours of someone’s testimony and gives rapt attention to the experiences of a sexual assault survivor, the world is transformed,” Katz said in an interview.“And that was a direct result of the power of this movement. I do believe significant progress has been made, and will continue to be made.”But Katz, who declined to comment specifically on her representation of Ford, said it’s obvious that certain institutions “have not kept pace with the cultural shift that we’re experiencing. Congress continues to be deeply flawed, and the majority at these hearings had a foregone conclusion. But I don’t think that’s a failing of the movement.”What’s in the future? First of all, more legal cases. Attorneys like Katz are busier than they’ve ever been, due to increased willingness of women to come forward. And they’re finding, she says, that employers are much more receptive to resolving cases.“What I’ve seen that feels very different, as a lawyer who’s handled this type of case for more than 30 years, is that companies are acting more promptly and taking claims more seriously, and actually terminating wrongdoers even if they’re at the highest levels of corporations.”On top of that, Katz says, there’s a growing recognition that current laws governing workplace sexual harassment are inadequate, with standards of proof that too high, and damages too low — all impediments to bringing a case.“There’s nothing promising being done in Congress, so we see many states acting to fill those voids,” she says. “Important things are happening legislatively that will lead to greater rights and protections in the workplace.”A number of states, spurred by the revelations of the #MeToo movement, have introduced or enacted legislation that goes beyond current federal regulations on workplace sexual harassment. Much of it has been concerned with limiting or banning non-disclosure agreements or forced arbitration; several states have already enacted such legislation. Legislation has also been introduced in some states that would require sexual harassment training for employers and employees.Policy is also on Milano’s mind; she’s been advocating for a new push to pass the long-stalled Equal Rights Amendment. She also calls for school curriculums to include gender equality for a young age. And she says there needs to be more participation in #MeToo from a key constituency: Men.“It’s frustrating that more men haven’t offered to be part of the movement,” she says. “Because women are really at the forefront of every movement, lending their support.” At the awards dinner, she told men: “We can’t do it without you.”For Milano, even criticism of the movement can be a force for progress. “Bring it,” she says. “Because for me, the criticism is where we have the meaningful conversations.” Part of the blowback has included the #HimToo hashtag, popularized during the Kavanaugh controversy, in which people express concerns about men being unfairly targeted by false assault claims. (Advocates say sexual assault is underreported, not overreported.) First lady Melania Trump also said recently that women “need to show the evidence” before coming forward with sexual misconduct claims.To Burke, who coined “Me Too” in 2006 to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse, much of the back-and-forth has been a distraction from the real point of it all: Helping survivors of sexual violence.She’s been spending recent months beefing up the resources and programming at her own group, “me too.,” which works with survivors in marginalized communities. Helped by funding from the women’s foundation , the Brooklyn-based group has recently expanded its digital support network with the aim to be a major national resource. It is also working on training and funding counsellors across the country to help survivors in their own communities.On a broader level, Burke says a key goal, in this second year of the movement, is to redefine “the way we think about victory.” This is not, she says, a tennis match.“I think so many people are watching this like it’s, ‘a point for #MeToo, a point for the other side,’” she says. “It’s not a tennis match and it’s not a sprint. It’s a marathon. We’re talking about a greater body of work than just Harvey Weinstein going to jail.”And Burke has been buoyed by the fact that with every new challenge, more supporters join her struggle. “Every time we go out, every time we march, every time we rally, we bring new people into the fold, and we embolden the people who are already here,” she says, citing the recent anti-Kavanaugh protests in Washington.Katz, too, finds reason for hope in the numbers — and demographics — of people becoming active in the movement.“The fact that we’re even having a national dialogue about sexual assault in schools and you’re seeing young girls organizing, with petition drives and conversations — all that is significant progress,” the attorney says.“And it’s not going to happen overnight. It’s going to be a long and protracted battle, but I think the energy has been unleashed by this #MeToo movement. We’re not going to continue to be silent.”center_img FILE – In this Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, actress and activist Alyssa Milano listens as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Now that the #MeToo movement has passed the one-year mark, key voices in the movement are assessing progress and looking forward to the next phase. For actress Milano, it’s about winning the cultural battle, despite a perceived setback with the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh confirmation to the Supreme Court. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, file) last_img read more

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first_imgAugust 23, 2000Multi-talented Scott Riley and Jeff Buderer are working in the heat duct tunnelbuilding a new copper piping system. Photo by: DoctressNeutopialast_img

Missing man found

first_imgCzech national David Smolla, 42, a permanent resident of Paphos who has been missing from his home since March 24 has been found, police said on Wednesday.Police said Smolla was in good health.You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Auditorgeneral has become a tool of the opposition

first_imgAuditor-general Odysseas Michaelides said on Wednesday his office has so far dealt with three controversial cases concerning public servants who also hold political office.In his ongoing spat with Finance Minister Harris Georgiades over their interpretation of the law concerning the case of Savia Orphanidou, a civil servant and Disy party official who was also recently appointed to the European Investment Bank (EIB), Michaelides said that the minister was attempting to attack the independence of the Audit Office. He accused Georgiades of attempting to influence which cases the service should investigate, “depending on his own partisan or other criteria”.The dispute began following a probe by the Audit Office, acting on a complaint filed by Akel MP Irene Charalambidou, concerning Orphanidou.   Charalambidou argued that Orphanidou – a finance ministry employee and member of Disy’s political bureau – may have been violating the law by holding posts in a political party and the public service, without the legally required permission of the Public Service Commission (PSC).In a letter to Georgiades, the auditor-general asked the finance minister to launch a disciplinary probe into Orphanidou’s appointments and to also explain how she came to be selected for appointment to the EIB in January, a move widely regarded as being politically driven.Georgiades had replied that Orphanidou had been in no conflict because her election to the party’s political bureau had preceded the 2015 law that made PSC permission for political and public-service office mandatory. Orphanidou has held the Disy post since 2012.The minister said last week that Orphanidou’s targeting was “unfair” and “suspect”, and that he would not accept the targeting of a civil servant just because an opposition MP requested the auditor-general to do so. He added that instances of civil servants routinely participating in parties’ bodies abound.On Wednesday Georgiades told state broadcaster CyBC that the institution of the auditor-general had lost its independence and objectivity and that Michaelides had become a tool of the opposition by targeting Orphanidou in cooperation with an Akel MP. The minister said that he had ordered an administrative probe into the matter which has been completed and that he would submit the findings to Michaelides.In response, the auditor-general said in a statement that “the position of the minister that the Audit Office should not investigate reports submitted by opposition MPs is unprecedented, and equally alarming”.The statement also refuted Georgiades’ claims that the investigation of complaints filed by MPs “indicate the loss of our independence and objectivity”.“We didn’t hear him protest when we received reports from MPs of his own party,” it said.The Audit Office said it had dealt so far with three such cases, concerning public servants who may have been violating the law by holding party posts, and which it chose to announce “to prove that […] our service does not act selectively”.The first such case concerned a report filed prior to 2015 over a municipal secretary who was also a Diko official. It emerged that the person in question had first obtained a permit from the municipal council – the equivalent body of the PSC for local government – and then assumed political office.The second case concerned a recent complaint against a municipal employee who was also a member of an Akel district committee.The municipal council, it said, received legal advice which said that the office the person in question held did not fall within the definition of ‘party office’ as described by law.The third case, it said, was that of Orphanidou “for which the minister, instead of ordering a probe into the report we submitted to him, attacked us […] calling our intervention ‘suspect’ and adopting the logic that, since everyone breaks the law, the official of my own party can do so too”.In a statement on Tuesday, Michaelides rejected the finance minister’s arguments, saying that according to the 2015 law, PSC permission for civil servants to hold party posts may only be granted if “the duties of their post in public service are not, in any way, compromised or affected by holding the relevant office in a political party”.In any case, the law prior to 2015 only allowed civil servants to be “mere members of a political party, not hold senior posts” he said.In its own statement on Wednesday, Disy said that because many public servants also hold political offices, it was not right for one to be targeted.“Any review process should be comprehensive and cover all cases,” the party said, adding that it was also the obligation of those affected to obtain the necessary permission from the PSC, and urged those who still had not to do so.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

UCy med school contracts still in limbo

first_imgThe minister of health’s proposal concerning the pay of academics at state hospitals is being studied by government doctors.The unions have taken some days to study the proposal and get back to the health ministry, Phileleftheros reports.The matter relates to the Medical School of the University of Cyprus (UCy) whereby, under an agreement with the health ministry its academic staff will receive clinical training at state hos-pitals.In a bid to block the arrangement, government doctors had previously threatened strike action.Meanwhile a bill placing the collaboration between the UCy medical school and state hospitals within a legal framework is now being finalised, with the aim of sending it to parliament by September.According to the health ministry’s calculations, the arrangement will generate savings for the state.Under the proposal, academics (from lecturers to tenured professors) of the medical school would spend 50 per cent of their working time at state hospitals, but would only be paid an ex-tra 20 to 30 per cent.The work at state hospitals would include both clinical and administrative duties.The unions representing government doctors are said to oppose this, arguing that the academic clinicians should not be compensated at all for their time at state hospitals – although this de-mand of theirs has yet to be put in writing.Meanwhile UCy announced on Tuesday that it was pressing ahead with the selection of the five members of the medical school’s academic staff and the election of the Dean.More than 100 applications had been received from Greece, the United States, Great Britain, Sweden and other countries, the university said.It said it would soon be opening seven more positions for academic staff, and planned to sub-sequently ask permission from the state for nine more positions.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Three more arrests in the north with alleged Gulen ties

first_imgAuthorities in the north have arrested three more persons as part of an ongoing operation to track down individuals believed to have ties to Feto, shorthand for ‘Fetullah terrorist organisation’.According to reports, the three placed under arrest are a police officer, his wife, and a third individual.They were expected to appear in a court for their remand hearing.Fetullah Gulen, a US-based Turkish cleric, is claimed to be behind last year’s attempted coup in Turkey.Reports earlier this year said that 200 policemen in the north were being investigated in connection with potential links to Gulen’s organisation.In January this year, nine colonels serving in the north were arrested after an investigation linked them to the alleged terror organisation.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 SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Cyprus Greece discuss arms sales under EU defence umbrella

first_imgCyprus and Greece on Monday discussed possibilities for cooperation in the defence industry within the framework of the EU’s Permanent Structured Cooperation (Pesco).Defence Minister Christoforos Fokaides met in Nicosia with Greece’s Alternate Minister of Defence Dimitris Vitsas, who is in Cyprus to attend a ceremony on Tuesday for the handover of remains belonging to Greek nationals who died in August 1964 while on board the patrol boat Phaethon at Tyllirias when it was bombed by Turkey.In statements after Monday’s meeting, Fokaides said Cypriot companies were interested in producing dual-use products, to be used both for military and non-military purposes.He said Nicosia aimed to increase defence spending to 2 per cent of GDP in line with the broader European target under Pesco, which is also along the lines of what Nato members are required to spend.Fokaides also announced that the two sides finalised a contract for the procurement of 11 general-purpose trucks, which had been pending.Fokaides said various obstacles to the procurement of military equipment to Cyprus were being lifted through Pesco, which he said was a significant development.Following the 1974 invasion, Cyprus could not procure arms from the US or Europe. The US embargo was lifted in late 2015 for defensive weapons only. Cyprus has bought arms over the years from Russia and Greece.  In the late 80s France agreed to sell the Republic its first serious hardware in the form of modern battle tanks, anti-tank helicopters, anti-tank missiles, and self-propelled artillery.Vitsas said cooperation between Athens and Nicosia was constantly being pushed forward and it had on Monday taken another step towards this. Referring to Pesco, Vitsas said that Greece and Cyprus insisted on including regional defence industries in the overall EU framework, along with the major European arms suppliers.The Greek Minister also met on Monday with Humanitarian Affairs Commissioner Photis Photiou ahead of Tuesday’s handover of remains. After the meeting, he sent out an appeal to all involved in the issue of missing persons to cooperate at the highest level to resolve the humanitarian concern.  You May LikeMBA Degrees | Search AdsMBA Programs Online – See For YourselfMBA Degrees | Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo 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

Cyprus records the largest unemployment annual fall in the EU

first_imgCyprus registered, once again, the largest annual decrease in unemployment for August 2018, according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.Unemployment in Cyprus dropped from 10.5% in August 2017 to 7.5% (7.0% in males and 7.9% in females) for August 2018 (or from 45 000 to 33 000 individuals), further down form 7.6% in July 2018.Meanwhile, the euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.1% in August 2018, down from 8.2% in July 2018 and from 9.0% in August 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since November 2008.The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.8% in August 2018, stable compared with July 2018 and down from 7.5% in August 2017.This remains the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since April 2008.Eurostat estimates that 16.657 million men and women in the EU28, of whom 13.220 million in the euro area, were unemployed in August 2018. Compared with July 2018, the number of persons unemployed decreased by 114 000 in the EU28 and by 102 000 in the euro area. Compared with August 2017, unemployment fell by 1.921 million in the EU28 and by 1.419 million in the euro area.Among the member states, the lowest unemployment rates in August 2018 were recorded in the Czech Republic (2.5%), Germany and Poland (both 3.4%). The highest unemployment rates were observed in Greece (19.1% in June 2018) and Spain (15.2%). Compared with a year ago, the unemployment rate fell in all Member States.The largest decreases were registered in Cyprus (from 10.5% to 7.5%), Croatia (from 10.9% to 8.5%), Greece (from 21.3% to 19.1% between June 2017 and June 2018) and Portugal (from 8.8% to 6.8%). In August 2018, the unemployment rate in the United States was 3.9%, stable compared with July 2018 and down from 4.4% in August 2017.In August 2018, 3.315 million young persons (under 25) were unemployed in the EU28, of whom 2.367 million were in the euro area. Compared with August 2017, youth unemployment decreased by 431 000 in the EU28 and by 275 000 in the euro area. In August 2018, the youth unemployment rate was 14.8% in the EU28 and 16.6% in the euro area, compared with 16.6% and 18.5% respectively in August 2017. In August 2018, the lowest rates were observed in Germany (6.2%), the Czech Republic (6.3%) and the Netherlands (7.7%), while the highest were recorded in Greece (39.1% in June 2018), Spain (33.6%) and Italy (31.0%).CNAYou May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Public in trouble for badgering Larnacas flamingos

first_imgLarnaca municipality and the Larnaca tourist board on Friday expressed their disappointment that the public is ignoring their appeals not to disturb the flamingos on Larnaca salt lake.They said they were particularly concerned over the increased use of drones to photograph the migratory birds because these upset the flamingos.“People are entering the Larnaca salt lake and disturbing flamingos constantly,” the announcement said.“Despite repeated appeals and meetings with the environment services and the responsible ministry, no measures have been taken to ensure the protection of this unique wetland. In recent years, unfortunately, residents and tourists enter the lake to approach the flamingos despite the existence of warning signs every day.”Continual disturbance of the birds could lead to a population decline and may mean they will not return in future, they warned.“The Larnaca wetlands, apart from their enormous ecological value, are one of the city’s main points of interest and should therefore be preserved to the maximum extent possible. Continuous appeals to the public that have taken place from time to time by various agencies and services have not had the expected outcome,” said the announcement.The municipality and tourist board have called on the environment department to finally take action in coordination with local authorities.“The implementation of a wetland management plan has become imperative as well as the adoption of various measures that have been proposed,” they noted.What disturbs the birds most is when visitors enter the lake to get closer to them, as the flamingos regard this area as their shelter. Though they are not that disturbed by planes and cars, the use of drones to take photos do upset the birds because they come so close.Flamingos use the wetlands to rest and feed during the winter.In the past people have been provided with binoculars and telescopes to encourage them to watch the birds from a safe distance.  You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more