Sunfeast Kolkata School Football League to begin soon

first_imgSunfeast Kolkata School Football League, one of the most awaited school football tournaments is all set to commence its second edition in Kolkata. The league will be held in NKDA Football Stadium from July 23 to August 10, with budding footballers battling it out for the top spot. This year, the league has witnessed a strong surge in participation from U-18 football teams in top 24 schools in Kolkata. As a larger outcome from the league, Sunfeast endeavours to provide a strong and effective platform to young footballers and foster fresh sports talent in the country. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainOrganised by Sports Connect in association with ITC Sunfeast Biscuits, the second edition of Sunfeast KSFL promises action-packed sporting moments. Each team will be mentored by renowned personalities in the football circuit such as Prasanta Banerjee, Gautam Ghosh, Bhaskar Ganguly, Monoranjan Bhattacharya, Sumit Mukherjee, Krishnendu Ray, BikashPanji, Md Fareed, Debasish Mukherjee, Sangram Mukherjee, Mihir Bose, and Pradip Dutta, to ensure that the players perform their best in every match. The league will be conducted under the rules and regulations of the Indian Football Association. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThe first edition of KSFL generated a lot of excitement for football enthusiasts in Kolkata. The platform provided immense exposure for the winning team St. James School as they played against national level footballers at Mohun Bagan in a friendly match. This year’s winning team will play against a reputed football club in India. Sports Connect will also be arranging an advanced level football camp under renowned International and National Football Stars for the selected players in this KSFL tournament. The first leg will witness a battle among participants to be the top 12 qualifiers. The qualifying teams will be split into 4 groups constituting of 3 teams each, one from each group will win to reach the semi-finals. The last leg will witness the semi-final winners clash at the finals. “ITC Sunfeast is delighted to announce the 2nd edition of Sunfeast Kolkata School Football League. We received an encouraging response in the first edition of the tournament and many talented players were benefited with an all-round development in the sport. We aim to identify budding talent from the grass-root level and enable an environment of all-round development in football. It is encouraging to see Sunfeast KSFL progress as a platform for many promising players in India. We, at ITC, are proud to create a football ecosystem to nurture young talents of the game, who will surely make India proud in the future. We endeavour to empower more young players and contribute meaningfully in developing tomorrow’s footballers for the nation.” said Paritosh Wali, COO –Confections, ITC Ltd. Foods Division Sharing insights about the tournament, Joy Duttagupta, CEO, Sports Connect said, “ITC Ltd has supported this initiative immensely last year by sponsoring the league. Sunfeast KSFL has become a significant football tournament to develop the skills of young talent in Kolkata. This year has seen a huge surge in participation and we are expecting thrilling performances from the young champions” The winning teams would receive a total cash prize of INR 50,000/- and the runners up INR 25,000/- from the league.last_img read more

Kin of deceased patient assaults junior doctor onduty nursing staff

first_imgKolkata: Tension ran high at Imambara Sadar Hospital in Hooghly after the family members of a boy, who died of alleged medical negligence, beat up a junior doctor and heckled some on-duty nursing staff.Hospital authorities registered a complaint at the local police station. The family members of the victim later withdrew their complaint of negligence and sought an unconditional apology from the doctor, whom they manhandled earlier on the day. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThose who attacked the junior doctor and nurses evaded arrest by seeking the apology. The incident triggered panic among other patients, who were admitted to the hospital. The patient, Suvam Paswan, (7), was shifted to Imambara Sadar Hospital from Chandannagar Sub-divisional hospital on Saturday as he faced some acute problem while passing urine. Family members of the victim alleged that the patient was left unattended for a long time. They informed the matter to the Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayon-duty nursing staff, who told them that the doctor will attend the patient later. The patient eventually died at the hospital late Saturday night. As the news of his death reached the family members of the patient, they staged a protest inside the hospital alleging negligence on the part of the hospital. They beat up a junior doctor and some of the nursing staff who came to the rescue the junior doctor were also heckled by the irate mob. Hospital authorities informed the matter to the local police station. The police reached the spot and brought the situation under control. Hospital authorities lodged a complaint with the police. Apprehending arrest, family members, who attacked the doctor and nursing later tendered an apology from the doctor following which the police complaint was withdrawn. Hospital authorities claimed that the patient was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition.last_img read more

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNCLavalin questions

first_imgBURNABY, B.C. — Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says a public inquiry is necessary in the scandal involving engineering giant SNC-Lavalin and Canada’s former justice minister.Singh says serious questions need to be answered about the scandal that cuts to the heart of Canada’s democracy.Vancouver member of Parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week, days after a report that says she was pressured to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution when she was justice minister.She was moved to veterans affairs in a cabinet shuffle last month before she resigned, saying she was getting legal advice on what she was permitted to say about the claims.Singh, who’s campaigning in Burnaby, B.C., for a byelection next Monday, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government appears to be acting on behalf of its “friends” in this situation.He says after Liberal justice committee members attempted last week to obstruct any attempt to get to the bottom of the allegations, while the prime minister repeatedly changed his story, it’s become clear that a public inquiry is needed.The New Democrats will is also asking Trudeau to allow Wilson-Raybould to be able to speak about the issue.The party will ask for a vote on both measures later this week, he says.“These are things that Canadians demand,” Singh says.The call comes as Gerald Butts, Trudeau’s principal secretary and longtime friend, resigned.In a statement, Butts denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the office improperly pressured Wilson-Raybould to help SNC-Lavalin avoid a criminal case on corruption and bribery charges related to government contracts in Libya.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Lavrov discusses agenda of OIC’s Jerusalem Committee session with Moroccan foreign…

first_imgRabat- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Moroccan Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister Salaheddine Mezouar had a telephone conversation at Morocco’s initiative on Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.Lavrov and Mezouar “discussed relevant aspects of the international agenda, particularly in light of a session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Jerusalem Committee in Marrakech on January 17-18.They reaffirmed a mutual desire to strengthen traditionally friendly Russian-Moroccan relations, including a deeper political dialogue,” it said.last_img read more

Mens Tennis No 3 Ohio State falls to No 1 Wake Forest

Ohio State freshman JJ Wolf returns a volley against Purdue on April 9. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsTwo teams with 15-plus-game winning streaks faced off in a matchup that would give one program its first ever men’s tennis national title.In the battle between the two hottest teams in men’s tennis, it was the Demon Deacons who came out victorious on their home court, ending Ohio State’s 22-game win streak with a 4-2 win.The win came at the hands of freshman Bar Botzer, who completed Wake Forest’s first-ever NCAA title in tennis when freshman Tim Seibert hit the net on a return, losing the match in two sets (4-6, 5-7).Ohio State earned points from redshirt sophomore Kyle Seelig and junior Martin Joyce, with each winning on straight sets to give the Buckeyes a chance after falling in two doubles matches by a 7-5 score.Senior Mikael Torpegaard, Ohio State’s highest-ranked player, lost in his doubles match with freshman John McNally 7-5 against Botzer and junior Petros Chrysochos, Wake Forest’s highest-ranked player.Chrysochos defeated Ohio State sophomore J.J. Wolf in two sets (6-1, 6-3) to help the Demon Deacons earn two points in the match.The victory gave Wake Forest its 16th straight win, and redemption after losing to Ohio State 4-3 a season ago after Torpegaard defeated then-No. 1 Chrysochos in the final match. read more

Reid Considering Benching Vick In Hopes Of Sparking Eagles

Firing his defensive coordinator didn’t work all that well, so Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid is considering a change at quarterback in hopes of saving his team’s floundering season and his own job.The Star-Ledger is reporting that the embattled coach is “leaning towards” benching star quarterback Michael Vick in favor of rookie Nick Foles in the hopes to getting something going for the underachieving Eagles, who fell to 3-4 following a listless 30-17 decision at the hands of visiting Atlanta on Sunday.“Whatever decision Coach makes, I’ll support it,” Vick said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.Reid, who was informed by team owner Jeffrie Lurie prior to the season that he needed to go 8-8 to save his job, seems desperate to try anything at this point to salvage what was supposed to have been a promising season.His abrupt mid-season dismissal of Juan Castillo in favor of Todd Bowles didn’t do much against the Falcons to help a Philly “D” that has been plagued all season with costly mental mistakes, as well as schematic ones.Vick is clearly not exclusively the problem, although the four-time Pro Bowler and 11-year veteran has not played well this season. His propensity to turn the ball over and inconsistency in making the proper pre-snap reads have made Vick the most obvious target for frustrated fans.Reid was measured when asked about a quarterback change in his post-game comments on Sunday.“I’ll go back and look at everything,” he said. “I’m not going to sit here and make decisions right now. I’m going to go back and look at it and analyze it.”But Reid’s suspect play-calling and a shaky offensive line are equally as culpable in the team’s current three-game losing skid. Changing quarterbacks is always the easiest would-be solution.The talk of a possible quarterback change has dominated the headlines in the City of Brotherly Love and nationally as well.Sports Illustrated‘s Peter King argued in his weekly Monday Morning Quarterback column that that the Eagles ought to give Vick one more week, but his SI colleague Don Banks pointed out how resigned Vick seemed to a benching following Sunday’s loss.Vick has continued to deal with turnover problems this season, though he’s taken care of the ball well in his last two outings. But that has not led to positive results.Foles, a third-round pick out of Arizona, was impressive during the preseason, but is yet to throw a regular season NFL pass.Philadelphia plays at New Orleans this Sunday.Vick sounded resigned to the fact that a change could be imminent.“Obviously, he’s thinking about making a change at the quarterback position,” he said. “The thing I do know is that I’m giving us every opportunity to win. I’m trying my hardest. Some things don’t go right when I want them to. Some things do. So if that’s the decision that (Reid) wants to make, then I support it.” read more

Police appeal for paedophile who attempted to snatch girl only to discover

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A police manhunt for a paedophile who tried to snatch a child from the street ended when the man turned out to be an off-duty police officer who had been trying to help her. The unnamed girl and her family were walking along a road near Bucklebury, Berkshire, when the girl was approached by a passing driver, who stopped to offer her help.Reports suggested she was a considerable distance behind the rest of her family as they walked along the country lane on Sunday. The man drove off after seeing the girl’s father walking back along the road towards her. The incident took place close to the childhood home of the Duchess of Cambridge, where her parents Carole and Michael Middleton still live.Thames Valley Police began a search for the driver after the father called 999. But he turned out to be an off-duty police officer, who had his own children in the car and had showed the girl his warrant card.At the time of the appeal on Sunday Detective Sergeant Richard Vint said: “We are keeping an open mind in relation to this incident.”We are appealing to the driver of the baby blue Mazda to come forward to assist us with our inquiries. “We are also making inquiries internally and with other forces to trace the driver.”Less than a day later, police cancelled the appeal after being contacted by the Mazda driver, who said he was a serving officer. On Monday a spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: “Following an appeal that was issued yesterday regarding an incident in Hermitage on Saturday afternoon, the driver involved has now been confirmed as an off-duty police officer. “The officer was concerned to see a young child who appeared to be walking alone and offered to drive her back to her family. “He had his own children in the car and showed his warrant card, before the girl’s father called her back towards the family.”The girl’s family have now been updated. We are no longer appealing for information and the incident has been safely resolved.”last_img read more

Land trust purchase a boon to migratory birds

first_imgMigratory songbirds from central Washington to central America will benefit from a 338-acre purchase of an increasingly rare swatch of oak woodland near the Klickitat River.Vancouver-based Columbia Land Trust and the American Bird Conservancy announced the $700,000 purchase Friday.It marked the third property — totalling almost 600 acres — that the two conservation organizations have partnered to add into the Klickitat River Conservation Area since 2005. Money for the purchase came from the land trust, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and federal funds provided through the Neotropical Migratory Birds Conservation Act.Glenn Lamb, the land trust’s executive director, said the deal helps to piece together a conservation plan spanning a migratory corridor stretching from Central Washington to Honduras.“Ours is just a small part of the overall project,” Lamb said.The purchase includes Oregon white oak and ponderosa pine woodland and mixed conifer forest, along with meadows and streamside habitat along Bowman Creek, which eventually drains into the Little Klickitat River. It’s within the land trust’s 3,000-acre Klickitat River Conservation Area, and adjacent to 14,700 acres of state-owned Klickitat Wildlife Area.Woodlands in perilThe prevalence of oak may be the site’s most important ecological attribute, Lamb said.Acorns produced by oak represent an abundant and important food source for a wide range of migratory songbirds, and the oak trees themselves provide a place for the birds to live.last_img read more

Man attacks brother over business issue

first_imgHyderabad: A quarrel between two brothers over a business issued lead to the attempt to murder case. The incident occurred on Sunday in the Rajendranagar police station limits. According to Rajendranagar police, two brothers Chandrashekar Reddy (47), an advocate and Subash Reddy (50), having the same business of water supply to the residential apartments in the local area. On Sunday, Subash Reddy alleged that Chandrashekar is supplying water to one of his client and disturbing his business with mala fide intention and attacked him with a sickle. Due to which Chandrashekar sustained a hand injury. Police registered a case against Subash Reddy under section 307 IPC and took up investigation.last_img read more

IndiGo pilot held hostage in Delhi cab robbed of over Rs 1

first_imgNew Delhi: A Canadian employed as a pilot with IndiGo airline was allegedly robbed of over Rs 1 lakh by three men on a taxi he had boarded near Delhi Cantt area here, police said Monday. The incident took place on the intervening night of July 12 and July 13 when Mohammad Mehdu Ghanzanfani, a captain with the airline, was waiting for his company cab, police said. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us “Unable to trace his cab, the victim walked a few metres and arrived at gate number 2 of a metro station near Delhi Cantt area. While he was speaking to his cab driver over phone, a taxi driver approached him,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI Airport) Sanjay Bhatia said. The victim requested the driver to drop him nearby, where his company cab was waiting, for a fare of Rs 100, the officer said. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us When Ghanzanfani sat in the taxi, there were already two people besides the driver. After the vehicle crossed Mehram Nagar, they forcibly took his debit card, visa card and asked for their PIN codes, the officer added. They withdrew Rs 1 lakh using his debit card and took away USD 302 (approximately Rs 20,500) and Rs 12,000 from his wallet, the DCP said. After robbing the victim, they dropped him on Mahipalpur flyover, the officer said. Advertise With Us Later, he returned home and filed a complaint at IGI police station. He also shared the last few digits of the taxi’s number plate which helped police to identify the vehicle, the officer said. Police said efforts are being made to nab the accused and they have scanned through CCTV footages.last_img read more

Just 17 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Republican Senate Health Care Bill

first_img Share Alex Wong/Getty ImagesSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-K.Y. (left), and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speak to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.Americans broadly disapprove of the Senate GOP’s health care bill, and they’re unhappy with how Republicans are handling the efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.Just 17 percent of those surveyed say they approve of the Senate’s health care plan, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Fifty-five percent say they disapprove, while about a quarter said they hadn’t heard enough about the proposal to have an opinion on it.With mounting defections within the GOP caucus over the bill, leaders decided to delay a vote on the legislation until after Congress returns from next week’s July Fourth recess.A Congressional Budget Office analysis released Monday found that if the bill were enacted, 22 million fewer people would have health insurance over the next decade due, in part, to the bill’s rollback of Medicaid expansion.“With numbers like these, it’s not surprising the Republican leadership in Congress is having a difficult time building consensus,” said Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion.While Democratic opposition to the bill, as expected, is high, GOP support for the Senate GOP’s plan is very soft. Twenty-one percent of Republicans oppose the bill and just 35 percent support it. Sixty-eight percent of independents also oppose the proposed legislation.In fact, while many Americans want changes to the ACA, also known as Obamacare, they want it to be more far-reaching. A 46 percent plurality say they want to see the ACA do more, while just 7 percent want it to do less. Keeping the ACA and having it do less is essentially what GOP congressional plans are doing.Only 17 percent want the 2010 bill left intact and unchanged, while a quarter of Americans want it repealed completely — including just over half of Republicans.If Congress doesn’t go through with a repeal of the ACA, 37 percent of Americans said they would blame Republicans in Congress, while 23 percent would blame Democrats, and 15 percent would blame President Trump.Among Republicans, Trump wouldn’t bear the brunt of the blame if Congress is unable to repeal and replace Obamacare. Just 6 percent would blame him, and half said they would blame congressional Democrats. Another 20 percent said they would blame GOP lawmakers.The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll surveyed 1,205 adults from June 21-25, 2017, contacted by live interviewers using a mix of landline and mobile numbers. There is a ± 2.8 percentage points margin of error. A sub-sample of 995 registered voters were also surveyed, with a ± 3.1 percentage points margin of error.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Friday September 14

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: Hill, the co-host of ESPN’s 6 p.m. broadcast sparked a firestorm of controversy when she sent several tweets recently labeling Donald Trump as a racist and White nationalist, among other things. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said from her podium that essentially Hill should be fired from ESPN. We’ll dig into the controversy with AFRO Sports Editor Perry Green. Also, Baltimore City Del. Cory McCray (D-45) announced recently he is going to challenge Sen. Nathaniel McFadden (D-45) for his long held Senate seat. We’ll ask McCray why he decided to challenge the venerable Senator.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img read more

Rocky Mountaineers new selfdrive combos come with savings

first_imgTags: New Tours, Rocky Mountaineer VANCOUVER — All four of Rocky Mountaineer’s just-announced new packages qualify for the company’s Peaks & Perks deal.With Peaks & Perks clients can receive up to $800 per couple in added value credit valid for anything from hotels, to sightseeing, to cruises.The four new packages include destinations like Canmore, Kananaskis, Sunshine Village in Banff National Park and the Cariboo Mountains. “For the first time ever, guests can do things like hiking and exploring caves, horseback riding, and relaxing at the Nordic Spa” as part of a Rocky Mountaineer trip, says the company.Here’s a quick look at the new packages:First Passage to the West Canmore Self-DriveThe mountain town of Canmore, about 20 minutes from Banff, offers stunning views and a laid back atmosphere where visitors can hike, explore caves, or discover restaurants and boutiques. The new seven-day Canmore Self-Drive package includes lodging at the newly-constructed Malcolm Hotel in Canmore, four days with a rental car to explore the region, and two days onboard Rocky Mountaineer.More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoFirst Passage to the West Kananaskis Self-DriveKananaskis is an ideal place to hike, mountain bike, ride horses, play golf, or relax in the Nordic Spa, plus it’s about a 45-minute drive from Banff. The seven-day Kananaskis Self-Drive package includes two nights at Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, four days exploring the area by rental car, and two days onboard Rocky Mountaineer.First Passage to the West Sunshine Village Self-DriveLocated within Banff National Park, Sunshine Village sits at an elevation of 7,200 feet with great views of the mountain terrain. Known as a top hiking areas in Canada, Sunshine Village offers opportunities for nature walks, gondola rides, biking, and swimming in hot springs. The seven-day Sunshine Village Self-Drive package features two nights at Sunshine Mountain Lodge, four days with a rental car to explore the region, and two days onboard Rocky Mountaineer.Journey through the Clouds Mountain AdventuresThe 10-day Journey through the Clouds Mountain Adventures package features three nights at the CMH Cariboos Lodge, where guests arrive and depart via helicopter, two and a half days of guided heli-hiking, and two days onboard Rocky Mountaineer. Rocky Mountaineer’s new self-drive combos come with savings Thursday, September 6, 2018 Posted bycenter_img Share Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

CIE Tours launches Those Who Serve promotion

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> CIE Tours launches ‘Those Who Serve’ promotion Posted by Travelweek Group MORRISTOWN, NJ — CIE Tours is offering $200 air credit per couple as well as up to 15% off select tours in Ireland, Scotland and Italy “to all the firefighters, first responders, military members, nurses, police officers, and teachers of all heritages who make our world a better and safer place to live and travel.”The deal is immediately bookable and will remain available through May 17. The deal applies in Canada, says CIE. The air and land promotions can be booked separately or together. The land offer is valid on selected tours and dates throughout May, June, July and August and available to book by phone only; agents are asked to call 1-800-243-8687.Full offer details and restrictions are online at the eight tours on offer with the deal are:Scottish Dream: 8 days, from $2,580 per person (based on July 24 discounted departure), where clients can immerse themselves in Scotland with castle tours, a trip to picturesque Isle of Skye and the bustling cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.Taste of Italy: 7 days from C$2,515 per person (based on July 14 discounted departure), for the wonders of Venice, Florence and Rome.Irish & Scottish Sampler: 8 days, from $2,965 per person (based on Aug. 5 departure), to Dublin, the Giant’s Causeway, Scotland’s Highlands, Edinburgh and more.Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way: 13 days from $4,000 per person (based on Aug. 19 departure), starting in Shannon and ending in Dublin.Irish Pub Tour: 8 or 9 days from C$2450 (based on June 26 discounted departure), including an exploration of cozy pubs around the country, with story-telling at Dublin’s Oldest Pub, the Brazen Head, and dinner and music at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Other highlights include a visit to Teeling Whiskey Distillery and Guinness Storehouse and stays in Kilkenny, Killarney and Westport, all known for their pubs.center_img Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Tags: CIE Tours Sharelast_img read more

Citing Malaysias Langkawi Regent Abdullah Azwar

first_imgCiting Malaysia’s Langkawi, Regent Abdullah Azwar Anas of Indonesia’s Banyuwangi regional administration in East Java, told a meeting of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) in Jakarta on Monday that booming tourism in the region can stay in line with Islamic values (to respect the majority Muslim population in the region) while catering to tourists.Like Langkawi, the Regent believes that Bunyuwangi can work with an eco-tourism concept, encouraging visitors to explore the region’s natural beauty, food and festivals while eschewing bars and discos, like those of Bali, that his administration has banned.“We see a good example on Langkawi, Malaysia. The island attracts a lot of tourists without offering indecent stuff,” he said.Also prohibited are hotels with a rating of under 3 Stars. Anwar said such ‘cheap hotels’ encourage ‘sex transactions’ and suggests, instead, that tourists on a budget book into home stay facilities on the island.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter The worlds globetrott

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterThe world’s globetrotters are invited to explore their creativity amidst the Maldivian paradise of Baa Atoll and create a masterpiece to take home. In collaboration with internationally acclaimed visual artist, Julie Simpson, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas welcomes guests to tap into their inner talents and express the beauty of its magnificent surrounds in a personal masterpiece.Guests can indulge in artistic revelry on this private island in Baa Atoll, surrounded by dazzling blue ocean. Julie will be offering classes six days a week, both at the resort’s poolside Manzaru restaurant and also private In-Villa tutorials. Guests of all ages will benefit from the expertise of the artist-in-residence and receive guidance on creating their work. All materials will be provided and each piece can be brought home as a spectacular holiday souvenir.Looking out to the ocean, the poolside setting at Manzaru creates an ideal open air studio and Julie encourages visitors to drop by for painting demonstrations or an informal chat. Julie will paint during the evenings to “demystify the artistic process” and guests can also buy her work to adorn their walls at home, a splendid way to relive memories of their Maldivian escape.Hailing from Australia, Julie has brought her expertise to destinations such as Russia, Morocco, Italy and France. Known internationally for her abstract sand, sea and sky artworks she will draw from the emotion and colour of the environment’s beautiful natural canvas to create a mural for the resort’s children’s club. In her first visit to the Maldives she expects the Maldivian blues surrounding Anantara Kihavah to inspire new work.“I draw extraordinary inspiration from the environment surrounding me,” Julie commented. “I love helping others to express their passion through art, and Anantara’s island is an amazing backdrop to unlock hidden talents. Immersed in serenity with nature literally painting the horizon in a flowing colourscape – what setting could be more perfect?”Along with this unique artistic experience, guests can enjoy snorkelling in UNESCO World Biosphere reefs, delighting in an underwater dining event at Sea.Fire.Salt.Sky or soothing sun-kissed skin with a massage with island-sourced essences in the resort’s luxurious sanctuary.Julie will be in residence at Anantara Kihavah Villas until 27 May 2016 and offering her insights to guests of all ages. Adult classes cost USD 95++ per two-hour session whilst classes for children (four – 11 years) can be reserved for USD 55++. Classes will run from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm six days a week.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

LAS VEGAS Nev – Musician and singer Stevie Wonde

first_img LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Musician and singer Stevie Wonder will perform a series of shows in Las Vegas in August.Casino giant MGM Resorts International and entertainment company Live Nation Las Vegas announced Tuesday that Wonder will play five shows at the Park Theater starting Aug. 3.The 5,300-seat venue is located at the Park MGM casino-resort, formerly known as the Monte Carlo. It hosted the residencies of Cher and Ricky Martin.Tickets start at $69 and go on sale May 21.The 68-year-old musician announced last week he’d be playing a series of shows in Las Vegas and elsewhere in the coming months that celebrate life, love and music and push back against troubled times. by The Associated Press Posted May 15, 2018 9:08 pm PDT Last Updated May 15, 2018 at 9:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Stevie Wonder to perform 5 shows at Las Vegas strip resortcenter_img FILE – In this May 6, 2017 file photo, Stevie Wonder performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Musician and singer Wonder will perform a series of shows in Las Vegas in Aug. 2018. Casino giant MGM Resorts International and entertainment company Live Nation Las Vegas announced Tuesday, May 15, 2018, that Wonder will play five shows at the Park Theater starting Aug. 3. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File) last_img read more

Louis bucks trend records €29m net profit

first_imgThe Louis Group said it recorded a €2.9 million net profit in the first nine months of the year, boosted by its cruise operations, which chalked a 6 per cent rise.The last time the company announced profits was in 2010.The overall improvement, compared with the respective period last year, which saw a net loss of €8.5 million, came from a relatively small increase – 4.5 per cent — in the group’s turnover.“The net profit attributable to shareholders recorded a total increase of €11.4 million,” the company said. “Reversing last year’s results and recording a net profit of €2.9 million this year confirms that the company is on the right path,” Louis said.The rise was mainly recorded by its cruise arm — through an increase in charters and sales of cruises departing from the port of Piraeus, Greece.Louis Hotels managed a smaller increase of 3 per cent because four of its hotels were closed for renovation in the first months of the year, the company said.It warned however that due to the seasonal nature of tourism, its fourth quarter results were expected to have a negative impact on its bottom line at the end of the year.Louis said its operating profit in the first nine months of the year rose to €51.2 million or 40.3 per cent, compared with €36.5 million in 2012.The company’s turnover reached €172.7 million from €165.4 million last year.“At a time when both the Cypriot and Greek economies are faced with serious problems due to the protracted economic crisis, tourism … constitutes the driving force since it is one of the few remaining activities that can reverse the current negative climate and contribute decisively in restarting the economy,” the company said.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

State records minor surplus in April

first_imgBy Staff ReporterTHE consolidated accounts of the central government recorded a surplus in April 2014, covering the previous month’s 0.12 per cent deficit that corresponds to €18.95 million.According to finance ministry data, a 0.86 per cent surplus, or €135.7m, was recorded in the first quarter of 2014.By comparison, the surplus in the corresponding period of 2013 was 0.11 per cent or €18.23m.The primary surplus for the first quarter stood at €280.8m, compared with €204.6m in the same period last year.State revenues increased in the first quarter of the year reaching €2.12 billion, from €2.1b in 2013, while public expenditure dropped to €2b, from €2.09b in the same period last year.Tax revenue reached €1.72b, from €1.66b, with direct taxes reaching to €651.74m, from €620.97m.Indirect taxes rose to €763.24m, compared with €726.05mn.VAT revenues also grew by 4.32 per cent to €451.02m, while income tax revenue declined by 13.06 per cent to €239.08m.Expenditures from wages and salaries dropped between January and April 2014 by 4.69 per cent to €529.4m, compared with €555.46m in the first quarter of 2013.Social security payments reached €482.33m, up from €458.88m, while payments for pensions fell from €209.01m to €191.34m.Finally, interest payments fell by 22.13 per cent to €145.09m in the first quarter of 2014, compared with €186.33m in 2013.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTruthfinderEnter Any Name, Wait These Seconds, See Instant ResultsTruthfinderUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Rep Hoitenga testifies in support of right to carry legislation

first_img16May Rep Hoitenga testifies in support of ‘right to carry’ legislation State Rep. Michele Hoitenga speaks before the House Judiciary Committee in support of her legislation to enable upstanding citizens to carry concealed pistols without obtaining a government-issued permit.State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, today testified before the House Judiciary Committee in support of her legislation to enable law-abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without obtaining a government-issued permit.Hoitenga said the legislation is a step toward reforming Michigan firearm laws to stop Michigan residents from being punished for exercising their Second Amendment right to bear arms.“It is legal in the state of Michigan for people to openly carry firearms without any training, classes, fees or state bureaucracy. It only becomes illegal when a person puts on a coat because the gun then becomes concealed,” Hoitenga said. “One millimeter of clothing makes a difference between a criminal act and a legal act.“My question is: Why are upstanding citizens paying expensive fees for courses and permits to exercise their constitutional right to bear arms? We know criminals are not paying fees, taking classes and waiting for approval to come in the mail.”The four-bill package is sponsored by Hoitenga and Reps. Triston Cole of Mancelona, Sue Allor of Wolverine and Pamela Hornberger of Chesterfield Township.Hoitenga said people would still have to pass a background check when purchasing a handgun, and anyone currently prohibited from carrying a firearm will not legally be able to carry a concealed firearm if these bills are enacted.In addition, the state would continue issuing concealed carry permits; this legislation simply eliminates the requirement to obtain a license to carry in Michigan. The current permitting structure will remain in place to allow Michigan CPL holders to continue to carry in states that recognize Michigan’s permit. A CPL will also continue to allow people to carry openly in certain restricted zones.“I am an advocate for education, and this legislation does not eliminate background checks, gun-free zones or CPL classes for those who choose to take the course,” Hoitenga said. “It simply gives law-abiding citizens a choice.”House Bills 4416-19 remain under consideration by the House Judiciary Committee.### Categories: Hoitenga Newslast_img read more