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first_imgLa Province s’affaire à préparer une nouvelle loi pour protéger les Néo-Écossais, peu importe leur âge, contre les effets néfastes de la cyberintimidation. « Nous savons tous que le fait de transmettre en ligne des médisances et des messages blessants peut avoir des conséquences durables et désastreuses sur une personne, peu importe son âge. Dans notre monde numérique d’aujourd’hui, l’intimidation a pris des proportions qui dépassent les frontières du terrain de jeu, précise Diana Whalen, ministre de la Justice et procureure générale. Nous devons poursuivre nos efforts en vue de protéger les victimes de la cyberintimidation. » En décembre 2015, la Cour suprême de la Nouvelle-Écosse a annulé la loi sur la cyberintimidation (Cyber-safety Act) qui existait à l’époque. Le ministère de la Justice accepte la décision du tribunal, qui précise que la définition de la cyberintimidation contenue dans la loi en question était trop large, et il ne portera pas la décision en appel. Au contraire, le gouvernement préparera une nouvelle loi qui répondra aux préoccupations du tribunal et qui garantira aux Néo-Écossais une grande protection contre les cyberintimidateurs. « Nous avons du travail à faire au cours des prochains mois afin de réunir les avis juridiques et les renseignements nécessaires pour que la nouvelle loi soit efficace, qu’elle protège le public et qu’elle réponde aux préoccupations soulevées dans la décision du tribunal, souligne Mme Whalen. Nous voulons bien faire les choses et cela signifie qu’il faut trouver un équilibre entre le droit important à la liberté d’expression et la protection des victimes de cyberintimidation. » Des consultations ciblées auront lieu au cours des prochains mois. La nouvelle loi sera déposée au plus tôt à l’automne. L’unité CyberSCAN continuera de sensibiliser les élèves à la cyberintimidation pendant que nous préparons la nouvelle loi. L’unité CyberSCAN a aidé des centaines de Néo-Écossais depuis sa création en 2013 et elle a fait plus de 800 présentations dans les écoles de la province.last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday warned private hospitals against refusing to treat accident victims in the city.Kejriwal said despite a scheme launched by the AAP dispensation in February 2018, under which the Delhi government bears all expenses of treatment on such patients, some hospitals were refusing to treat them. Addressing a press conference here, Kejriwal said that he on Tuesday held a meeting with representatives of privates hospitals, which assured him of full cooperation in implementing the scheme. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsHe said there is also a Supreme Court order according to which no hospital can refuse to treat accident victims. “After the accident, there is a golden hour to save the life of the accident victim… If they (private hospitals) refuse to treat accident victims, we will take strict action, including cancellation of their license,” Kejriwal told reporters. He said that since the Delhi government’s scheme has been launched in February in 2018, 2501 people have been treated.last_img read more

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first_imgQUEBEC – Quebec’s opposition parties are encouraging far-right groups in the province, Premier Philippe Couillard said Tuesday in response to reports of anti-immigration banners being displayed in Quebec City.The Parti Quebecois and Coalition for Quebec’s Future are feeding “worry” and “prejudice” due to the parties’ position that asylum seekers crossing into the country from the United States are “illegal.”Thousands of people seeking asylum have entered Quebec territory through illegal crossing points over the past several weeks, fuelling heated political debate in the province.Various banners carrying the word #REMIGRATION were put up Monday, including one on an overpass on a busy thoroughfare in the provincial capital.A right-wing group called La Meute is also organizing a demonstration on Sunday to denounce the attitudes of the federal and Quebec governments toward immigration.“We are not being honest with Quebecers regarding the difference between an illegal immigrant and an asylum seeker,” Couillard told reporters in Quebec City.He said the mostly Haitian people who are crossing into Quebec are not illegal immigrants and cannot be sent back due to international agreements signed by Canada.“That’s why political leaders need to be very careful when they describe people as illegal when they are not,” Couillard said. “When you make it seem as though we can solve the problem by snapping our fingers, we worry the population and we encourage this kind of thing.”Couillard said he is concerned by the presence of the anti-immigration banners but does not want to give right-wing groups undue attention.He added such groups are part of society and that freedom of expression allows people to utter what he called stupidities.The premier said his role and that of other people is to respond with measured comments that are based on compassion, wisdom and the truth.“Unfortunately these groups are part of our society as in many other societies,” he said. “This phenomenon exists everywhere and I won’t give them more importance than they deserve.”The PQ and the Coalition have taken to social media for days to criticize how Ottawa and Quebec have handled the influx of asylum seekers.Coalition Leader Francois Legault said Quebec’s border “shouldn’t leak like a sieve” and the Liberal party is “sending a very bad message to illegal migrants by opening up its arms (to them).”PQ Leader Jean-Francois Lisee said Couillard and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should suspend the international agreement forcing the federal government to accept the asylum seekers.Lisee tweeted Monday that Quebecers “are against the normalization of illegal crossings.”last_img read more

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Chloe Hamza and Christine Lackner, doctoral students in Brock’s Psychology program, are profiled as part of an Ontario-wide knowledge exchange network, housed at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).Their research profiles are posted under the Student Spotlight section of the Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) for Mental Health and Addictions website. The network links research and researchers with mental health and addiction stakeholders across Ontario.The October profile of Hamza highlights her study in which she’ll analyze data collected from more than 1,000 university students to study the link between non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicidal behavior. Hamza is a 2010 Vanier scholar and received a 2013 Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Her supervisor is Prof. Teena Willougby.Lackner was profiled earlier this year. She is using behavioural genetics and electroencephalography (EEG) to look at how brain cells relay information to each other, resulting in good or poor self-regulating behaviour in youth.Lackner received a 2013 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, a 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology and a three-year Canada Graduate Scholarship from NSERC in 2009. Her supervisor is Prof. Sid Segalowitz.“We’re excited to bring awareness to the work under way in the area of mental health and addictions by up-and-coming graduate student researchers, such as Chloe and Christine,” says Bonnie Polych, a regional knowledge exchange lead for CAMH, who wrote the profile on Hamza.“By sharing research and connecting stakeholders, the network provides a mechanism through which new knowledge can be accessed to help inform future policy and practice, and ultimately lead to a better mental health and addiction system in the province.” read more

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A total of 14 flights across the so-called Blue Line were recorded yesterday, prompting Staffan de Mistura, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Personal Representative for Southern Lebanon, to reiterate the UN’s call on Israel to cease these violations and remind all parties that one violation cannot justify another.Last month saw a flurry of violations from both sides of the Blue Line, with rockets fired from the Lebanese side and Israeli aircraft flying over Lebanese air space.

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“We are all deeply concerned, and rightly so, about deaths resulting from wars, homicide, terrorism and other forms of violence,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a message. “Yet, deaths due to suicide, and the factors that can lead to it, do not receive nearly enough attention.“There are about 1 million self-inflicted deaths each year. If we add to that the many attempted suicides, we can see the real scale of this public health problem and human tragedy – one which affects tens of millions of people,” he added.Although one of the most important risk factors for suicide is the presence of a mental disorder, such as depression or schizophrenia, and there are efficient and affordable ways of dealing with these disorders, not everybody in need has access to treatment, he noted. “Left untreated, mental illness can be fatal. One of the best ways of reducing the disastrous impact of suicide is to tackle, in a community environment, the mental disorders that are linked so closely to it,” Mr. Annan said. Joining its voice to the appeal, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) noted that an estimated 873,000 people commit suicide every year, with suicide in some regions, constituting the third leading cause of death in the age group 15-35 years. Suicide is the leading cause of death for this age group in China and the second in the European region.“All too often, suicide represents a tragic consequence of failing to diagnose and treat serious mental illness,” Acting WHO Director-General Anders Nordström said. “It requires a concerted public health response globally, nationally, and also from communities and families, to reduce suicide by reducing mental illness.” WHO underscored the “huge gaps” in treatment and resources and called for mental health policy, plans and legislation to be integrated into national health systems. “More than 90 per cent of all cases of suicide are associated with mental disorders such as depression, schizophrenia and alcoholism,” Director of WHO’s Department of Mental Health Benedetto Saraceno said. “Therefore, reducing the global suicide rate means effectively addressing the serious and growing burden of mental illness around the world.” read more

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first_imgROBIN VAN PERSIE AND and Ashley Young scored as Manchester United recorded only their second Premier League victory of 2014 by beating Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Cardiff City 2-0 on Tuesday.Juan Mata made his debut after a £37.1 million (€44.8m) move from Chelsea and the Spaniard had a hand in both goals as David Moyes’s side breathed life into their hopes of a Champions League place.Making his return from a thigh injury that had kept him out since December 10, Van Persie took only six minutes to open the scoring and Young added United’s second in the 59th minute.Mata played just behind Van Persie, but those hoping to see how the duo would combine with Wayne Rooney were to be disappointed when the England striker replaced Van Persie to make his first appearance since 1 January.The defending champions now have matches against Stoke City, Fulham, Arsenal and Crystal Palace that will give them a clearer indication of their chances of a place in the top four.But this was undoubtedly an improved performance from a team that had already lost four times in 2014.The hosts needed only a few minutes to make the breakthrough, with Mata’s cross-field pass helping to open Cardiff up. The Spaniard played a long ball to the left flank, resulting in Young clipping over a cross that was headed onto the bar by Antonio Valencia.Van Persie’s follow-up was blocked by Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall, but the Netherlands striker headed in from six yards to put United in front. Youtube: kingmataRafael da Silva thumped well over as United looked to add a second before Craig Noone cut in from the right and drove over at the other end. Mata almost created a second when he spotted Young unmarked at the far post, but the winger could not squeeze a shot past Marshall.The Spaniard then picked out Jonny Evans with a free-kick, but the centre-back’s glancing header flew wide of goal.United goalkeeper David de Gea was forced into a save with his legs when Mark Hudson got his head to Peter Whittingham’s corner.From a Young corner, meanwhile, United kept the ball well on the edge of the box before Van Persie’s shot on the turn rolled just wide of the post.The hosts still looked far from convincing at the back and Cardiff, managed by former United favourite Solskjaer, could have levelled when Fraizer Campbell failed to make telling contact with Kevin McNaughton’s cross.After the interval, United worked a neat passing move to the right for Valencia to cross, but the ball from the winger was just behind Van Persie. The former Arsenal striker had a better chance when he was found by a Ryan Giggs free-kick, only to turn his header well over the bar.Solskjaer’s side opened United up once again when Declan John was played in behind the home side’s defence and slid a low ball across the area that was only cleared by Patrice Evra at the far post.But just as United were starting to look fragile, they moved further ahead.Mata helped the ball to the left flank for Young and the winger drifted inside before striking a fierce shot into the bottom-right corner.YouTube: newgoalsThe record signing himself went close to adding a third when he was allowed the space to move forward and have a low right-foot shot that was saved at the near post by Marshall. Evans also saw his shot bend just wide after surging forwards from the back, before Valencia’s powerful cross-shot was turned onto the post by Marshall.Substitute Adnan Januzaj also just missed with a low stab at goal from Evra’s cross, while Rooney curled narrowly wide in added time.- © AFP, 2014LIVE: Liverpool v Everton, Premier LeagueFIFA hands life ban to referee who match-fixed for sexual favourslast_img read more

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first_imgA new study has revealed the damage that is being done to the underwater ecosystems of Greece due to illegal fishing.Conducted by the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, at least 80 per cent of Greece’s seafood restaurants were found to either serve or allow customers to place orders for protected species, reports Kathimerini.Considered culinary delicacies, seafood on offer included the likes of date mussels, fan mussels and Triton’s trumpets. The restaurants were also found to be serving up fish and prawns that have yet to reach maturity. While more than 100 businesses were found to offer delivery of the species direct to the consumer’s home.“Unbeknown to them, of course, we surveyed 70 well-known restaurants. Unfortunately we didn’t have to go to any great lengths to confirm our fears,” said the Institute’s head of research, Anastasia Miliou.“Most have such species on their menu and even advertise the fact online, boasting, for example, of their steamed date mussels with truffle oil. With the others, it was just a matter of a simple phone call.”While a few of the businesses took down their online advertisements after the study came to light, Miliou says this doesn’t put an end to illegal fishing by any means, and the impact it is having on the environment.There are a number of endangered species in Greece’s waters, but with aggressive fishing techniques destroying the breeding ground of sealife that can take over 50 years to reach a size suitable for consumption, things are not looking good.“This destroys future generations and the onus lies with the consumer as much as the fishermen and the restaurateur,” said Miliou. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_imgImaginLab : le laboratoire 4G à 3 millions d’eurosSi la France peinait à introduire la 4G sur ses terres, elle vient de se donner (grandement) les moyens de tester le très haut débit sur mobile. C’est la ville de Brest qui servira de laboratoire à grande échelle. Eric Besson, ministre de l’Industrie, vient de lancer une plateforme de test d’intégration, d’interopérabilité et d’expérimentation de formats de diffusion, de l’internet du futur et des prochains services 4G. À lire aussiObjet Geek du Week End : Synchro Digital a-t-il inventé la smart-montre ?Subventionnée par l’État à hauteur de 3 millions d’euros, cette plateforme baptisée ImaginLab (lien non disponible) va expérimenter des applications comme la visiophonie, la télévision haute définition sur mobile, la géolocalisation ou encore le jeu en réseau sur portable avec 100 personnes sélectionnées. Ces chanceux utilisateurs, choisis à partir d’aujourd’hui, utiliseront leurs terminaux très spéciaux sur une zone englobant une grande partie de la ville de Brest, son port, et un secteur d’une dizaine de kilomètres en mer.”Cette expérimentation à grande échelle va permettre de tester les nouvelles applications du très haut débit mobile, préalablement au lancement commercial de la 4G en 2012, et de positionner les entreprises françaises sur les nouvelles offres de service du très haut débit mobile” souligne le ministère de l’Industrie.  Le 5 octobre 2011 à 14:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgGeorginio Wijnaldum has praised Liverpool’s 4-0 win at Bournemouth but affirmed there is still room for improvement in their games away from home.Jürgen Klopp’s side clearly dominated and managed the game at the Vitality Stadium as they pummelled the Cherries with three second-half goals.Mohamed Salah bagged a hat-trick – with the other a Steve Cook own goal – to secure a result that lifted the Reds a point ahead of Manchester City at the top of the table.However, Dutch midfielder Wijnaldum insisted Liverpool, who are now top of the Premier League table could have done better in the game.Top 5 Premier League players to watch for next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Premier League’s Top 5 players to watch this weekend.After…“It would have been complete if we’d done the first half much better,” the midfielder told Liverpoolfc.com after the final whistle.“But in the second half we did what we usually do with the counter-press; that’s how we scored the second goal, when Mo scored. That’s the game we want to play – a high press when we lose the ball, counter-press to create chances, and also play to create chances. That went well in the second half.“It was a good game but if you want the perfect game, we had to play a better first half.”last_img read more

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first_imgEngaging with millennials is a particular challenge for employers. This age group tends to have very different values to other generations, and the brand of an employer can be an important element in any decisions around both where to work and how long to stay in a position for.Debra Corey, group reward director at Reward Gateway, recently undertook a snapshot survey through LinkedIn to try to establish just what motivates this age group, and found brand was an important factor in motivating millennials to perform at work. “Pay was still quite high, but brand is also important,” she says.The same message also came through loud and clear when Disney launched a flexible benefits plan around a decade ago, says Richard Morgan, head of Vebnet. “We carried out employee research beforehand to find out what actually people wanted and how they felt, and the big thing that came out was that none of them felt as though they worked for Disney,” he says. “The best quote from one of the employees was ‘I work in the middle of a roundabout in Hammersmith’, because it was just a bland office.”As a result, the business implemented a major office rebrand, drawing on various Disney themes from films and cartoons, and creating an environment that reflected the consumer brand. “That was the key thing for [staff]; they wanted to actually feel as though they worked for that organisation,” he says. “But [Disney is] in an advantageous position because [it has] got an amazing brand and it’s tangible.”In some cases, the answer to engaging this group lies within the employer’s product offering, says Charles Cotton, performance and reward adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He cites the example of a mobile phone retailer that asked its employees what benefit they would most like to receive, only to be told staff would like one of the phones the company sold.However, creating a strong brand can be something of a double-edged sword, warns Duncan Brown, head of HR consultancy at the Institute for Employment Studies. “Are employees saying ‘I love the brand, and it’s a part of me, and I’m never going to leave’, or ‘it looks brilliant on my CV, and I’m going to stay two or three years, and then it’s given me the platform to go somewhere else’?” he asks.This has been the case for those who Morgan works with. “One client I work with in the broadcasting industry has a problem in that [it is] not seen as being cool enough, and [it is] losing a lot of people who go to the likes of Netflix,” he says. “As an employer, how do you recognise that actually, within a fairly short space of time, things have changed, and [there are] now different groups of people that it needs to attract in, and keep, and they want a whole different experience?”Employers also have to find effective ways to communicate with this generation. “They’re used to using apps, and expect to see more interactive technology,” says Cotton.As a result, there is a growing number of organisations attempting to engage this generation through financial awareness apps. “This generation live on their phones, and it’s so easy to create an app these days,” says Corey. “I have not picked providers before because they don’t have apps.”She also believes it is important to treat employees in the same way as consumers when attempting to get them to buy into the brand and engage with other initiatives. “We’re starting to use marketing language when we’re talking to our people now and I bring in marketing people to help me with communication campaigns,” she says. “That’s been a big change in the last five years.”last_img read more

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first_imgWASHINGTON, DC — The below press release is from Congressman Seth Moulton’s Office:Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) joined Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Paul Mitchell (R-MI), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) to introduce legislation to help student loan borrowers avoid default.The bipartisan SIMPLE Act, H.R. 3833, will reduce student loan defaults by connecting struggling borrowers with income-driven repayment plans so they can repay based on financial ability. The full name of the legislation is the Streamlining Income-driven, Manageable Payments on Loans for Education (SIMPLE) Act.The SIMPLE Act protects some of the most vulnerable student loan borrowers—those who can’t afford full loan payments, those who are in immediate danger of default, those who have previously defaulted on their debt, and those who are totally and permanently disabled—from the severe consequences of default. The bill uses information already on file at the U.S. Treasury to connect borrowers automatically with existing protections, including affordable monthly loan payments based on their income. The legislation also automates the annual process for updating income information while enrolled in these plans, further removing risk of default.“Too many people are struggling to make payments on burdensome student loans even though there are federal programs available to help,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, Chair of the Education & Labor Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services. “The bipartisan SIMPLE Act will streamline the enrollment process for income-driven repayment plans, making it easier for borrowers to access affordable payments and avoid the catastrophic effects of default. This legislation is an important step to support those who have invested their time and resources in bettering their future through education.”“When you graduate college and take that first job and are making so little you can barely make rent and keep the lights on, your student loan repayment should reflect that. This bill will get the  government working for young Americans and especially first-generation college graduates to help them avoid bankruptcy, which is good for them and even better for our economy,” said Congressman Seth Moulton.“We must make it easier for vulnerable student loan borrowers to avoid default,” said Congressman Paul Mitchell. “We already have systems in place that allow borrowers to enroll in income-driven repayment plans that meet their needs, however the process for enrolling in these plans can be overly burdensome and confusing. The bipartisan SIMPLE Act will streamline the process for borrowers to access these plans, protect them from paying more than they can afford, and help them avoid default.”“Student loan defaults have damaging consequences for borrowers that can last a significant period of time,” said Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick. “An investment in one’s education should not lead to long-term financial distress, and borrowers deserve more efficient access to the tools already at their disposal under the law.”Borrowers who owe less than $10,000 are more likely to default than borrowers with six-figure debts.You can read a summary of the SIMPLE Act here and the full text of the bill here.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Moulton, Stewart Introduce Bill To Designate “9-8-8” For Suicide Hotline Dialing CodeIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Congressman Moulton & Others Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Criminalize LynchingIn “Government”Washington to Wilmington: The Latest From Warren, Markey & MoultonIn “Government”last_img read more

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first_imgMaruti Suzuki India, the country’s largest passenger car brand, seems to be getting ready to take the auto aficionados in the domestic market by surprise at the upcoming Auto Expo 2014. Though the company is yet to reveal the details about its plans for India’s largest automobile extravaganza, it’s clear they are gearing up for an aggressive revival in the New Year.Speaking on the same, C Bhargava, Chairman of Maruti Suzuki, confirmed to the Economic Times that the company will have something interesting for the Auto Expo. “You should expect something interesting in the Auto Expo,” he said. This has fuelled the speculations further.Auto enthusiasts in the country have long speculated that Maruti would showcase its highly acclaimed Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) XA Alpha, along with its A-Wind concept car, and the replacement of SX4 at Auto Expo 2014. Maruti’s A-Wind concept car, a new hatchback unveiled at the Thailand International Motor Expo 2013, is a possible replacement of Maruti A-star in India. The car is speculated to house a 3-cylinder 996 petrol engine under the hood and would come with an exciting design.Maruti is also expected to foray into the burgeoning SUV market with XA Alpha in 2014. The company, which first showcased the vehicle at Auto Expo 2012 as a concept model, is expected to announce the debut of the XA Alpha at the same show this year. The vehicle has been in the rumour books for quite some time and, as per the earlier reports, the XA Alpha would pack a 1.3-litre Multijet engine and a 1.2 Litre K-Series 4-cylinder petrol engine.Maruti’s bestselling car Swift will also take the Auto Expo 2014 stage in a new avatar. The 2014 Swift facelift, which was first seen in July this year, will come with changes from the original Swift design. The engine specifications of the car will remain the same. The next on the expected list is carmaker’s new sedan – codenamed YL1. The YL1, which is expected to replace the SX4, will share platform with the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga MPV and may pack the same 1.3 liter Multijet diesel or 1.4 liter K Series petrol engine.last_img read more

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first_imgBarrio Escalante, a neighborhood just east of downtown San José, has in recent years become one of the preferred haunts of Central Valley foodies. Its easily walkable streets are home to approximately 35 restaurants, each of them with a different culinary speciality. To show off this delicious diversity, the people of the neighborhood – specifically, 33rd Street, known as “La Luz” – are hosting the second edition of the La Luz Gastronomic Festival on Dec. 6.“A group of neighbors got together in 2007 to look for ways to make Barrio Escalante different, trendy, and nationally known,” said Manrique Odio, a representative of the Barrio Escalante neighborhood association, at a press conference to announce the event. “At that time we saw a group of important restaurants setting up in the area, so we started working together with those restaurants. This festival is about developing a balance between the neighbors, restaurants and visitors.”The festival will kick off at 11 a.m. and run until 9 p.m. Throughout the day, attendees will have the chance to visit 16 restaurants along La Luz, as well as two artistic showcases, two musical venues, and a bigger space where lectures will take place.“We have a culinary offer of different cultures, but with the same orientation: healthy and sustainable cooking, working with national farmers and producers,” said Memet Onural of Sofía Mediterráneo Restaurant at the press conference. “We need a lot of support to help the country develop a strong gastronomy. This is the concept we want to transmit, with the help of many private companies and public entities such as the Municipality [of San José].” (Courtesy of Festival La Luz)Restaurants participating in the festival include Impar, Gambas, Keidas, Gato Negro, Verdísimo, Costa Rica Beer Factory, Sofía Mediterráneo, Piemonte, Luna Roja, Olio, Le Cook, Frida’s, Agüizotes, Lulú & Saturnio, L’Ancora, and Il Volpino. Each restaurant will have a stand outside its building with a special menu for the festival. Credomatic cardholders will receive discounts and royalties.“What we want is to appropiate this public space by presenting a wide and very interesting culinary and gastronimic offering,” explained Silvia Rodríguez, president of the Asociación Paseo Gastronómico La Luz, at the press conference. She added that the larger goal is to create “a space where culture, art, and gastronomy generate social and urban change.”Live music throughout the day at two points along the street will include guests such as Esteban Monge, Bonila, Zurdo + Cardomomo, Manuel Monestel, Amanda Rodríguez, and JR Blues Band featuring John Carey, from New Orleans.Lectures will be offered on healthy nutrition, agriculture, methods of coffee preparation, composting, wines, and the history of beer, among others.During the whole event there will be free transportation every 20 minutes from the Calderón Guardia parking lot, in front of the new Calderón Guardia building; from Tasco, in front of the Atlantic train station; and from Papacitos, diagonal to the Legislative Assembly building. Parking for bikes will be available at the event.For more information, visit the Paseo Gastronomico La Luz Facebook page and check out the map of the festival: Map of the second Festival La Luz, Dec. 6, 2015. (Courtesy of Festival La Luz) Facebook Comments Related posts:Cancer awareness run, river picnics, and other happenings around Costa Rica Day of the Dead celebrations and other happenings around Costa Rica International Film Festival, The Nutcracker, and other happenings around Costa Rica Coffee fair, gospel concert, and other events around Costa Ricalast_img read more

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first_imgIsrael Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) conducted a roadshow in Kolkata on August 29 to enhance commercial ties with the Indian travel trade fraternity. The 20 member delegation, comprising of destination management companies (DMCs) from Israel interacted with over 100 key travel and tour operators, MICE providers, up-market leisure operators and media personnel. The event started off with a presentation leading to an interactive workshop with the IMOT team and trade partners. The roadshow included B2B sessions, education programmes and workshops to aid trade members in planning itineraries and responding to customer queries.Commenting on the roadshow, Hassan Madah, Director, Israel Ministry of Tourism – India & Philippines said, “Tourism is on the rise in Israel and inbound arrivals from India has appreciably increased in the last few years. With a half-yearly record growth of 82% as compared to the same period in 2015, more than 44,000 Indian tourists have already visited the country from January to July 2018. Travellers from West Bengal are experiential and prefer exotic destinations that are unique in their offerings. Hence, the idea was to introduce the varied leisure offerings of the country through the roadshow. Moreover, with the opening of the Kolkata Israel Visa Application Centre for West Bengal and North-eastern states, we are confident that this will be seen as a welcoming move to increase interest among travellers from these regions of India.”The new centre in Kolkata will no longer require residents from West Bengal and North-eastern states to send in their documents to the Embassy in New Delhi. Additionally, visa applications in the jurisdiction under the New Delhi Centre are also acceptable at the new Kolkata Centre. Visa categories include B1 for employment, B2 for business, tourism, meeting or conference and A2 for students.In March this year, Air India launched its historic direct flights from New Delhi to Tel Aviv, the fastest non-stop flight connecting India with Israel. This introduction has amplified the interest of Indian travellers to visit Israel and will help meet the growing demand in the coming years. In addition to Air India, Israeli airline El Al currently has three weekly non-stop flights from Mumbai to Tel Aviv. Israeli carrier Arkia has also expressed interest to begin operations connecting Israel and India.Madah also added, “We have positively introduced various initiatives to ease the visa procedure for Indians. Along with relaxation of documents for persons who have availed visas of Schengen countries, U.S., Canada, Australia or Israel and have completed their travel to these countries Fast Track visa processing for Israel was also incorporated earlier this year. Additionally, reduction in visa fee to INR 1,100 will encourage more people to choose Israel as a holiday destination boosting inbound numbers from India.”Israel has quickly become Middle East’s newest business tourism destination, gaining popularity with the Indian corporate segment. A number of world-class hotels, state-of-the-art convention centres, amazing beaches, thriving nightlife, international cuisine and modern infrastructure including free Wi-Fi across cities like Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are features that lure the business travellers to the startup nation. The Dead Sea and Eilat are great MICE add-ons especially with a new international airport coming up in Eilat early next year. Israel is a compact country and most locations are accessible within a few hours of driving.last_img read more

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first_imgLos Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Westfield have partnered to refresh LAX Terminal 3 with seven new dining and retail concepts as part of the airport’s modernisation program due for completion at the end of 2017.The new dining collection will give Aussie travellers a taste of L.A., with four L.A. based restaurants, including the “nuanced and delicious” Ashland Hill, the iconic L.A. gastro pub, The Parlour, earthbar and Panda Express. Shopping upgrades will feature a wide selection of accessories, electronics and travel essentials from retailers including Hudson LAXpress, Moshi and Soundstage by Hudson. Helping Australian passengers speed through security is the new identity platform, CLEAR – that transforms your fingerprints or a scan of your eyes into a secure biometric key – is now available in Terminals 2 and 3. IMAGE: via Huffington Post airportslaxWestfieldlast_img read more

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first_imgWorld Expeditions Travel Group (WETG) has announced the acquisition acquired a majority shareholding in the Blue Mountains Adventure Company, a long-respected operator of day adventure activities including canyoning, rock climbing, hiking and abseiling based in the Blue Mountains.The acquisition, which takes to 13 the number of brands within the WETG, provides World Expeditions with a new operational base near Sydney, complementing its existing domestic operations in Alice Springs, Darwin and Launceston.“We’re excited about this alliance with a like-minded organisation who are leaders in their specialised field of canyoning, rock climbing and bushwalking,” said World Expeditions CEO, Sue Badyari.“The cultural similarities between the Blue Mountains Adventure Company and our other brands is an ideal basis for closer collaboration, with all our brands having a strong focus on the customer experience, safety, adherence to responsible travel practices and philanthropic practices.” “The Blue Mountains Adventure Company offers great value for money experiences, with quality equipment and excellent guide interpretation provided on each activity and we’re delighted that its director, Dylan Jones, will stay on with the business for the next 12 months,” she said.A market leader in day-long canyoning trips in the Blue Mountains, particularly the lesser known canyons such as Wollangambe, Serendipity, and Yileen, the Blue Mountains Adventure Company employs a world-class guiding team with a strong focus on the customer experience, safety and environmental conservation. Blue Mountains Adventure Companytour companyWorld Expeditionslast_img read more

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first_imgBy Ralli PapageorgiouThe heads of the technical committee on cultural heritage, whose work has brought together Greek and Turkish Cypriots, have called for co-operation between the two communities and not conflict.This year marks 10 years of co-operation in the committee on cultural heritage, with its co-chairmen Takis Hadjidemetriou and Ali Tuncay pointing out that they are proud because they have seen monuments connecting people with each other.It was March 21, 2008, when the agreement between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot sides was reached, under the auspices of the United Nations, to establish the committee, which is committed to the recognition, promotion, and protection of the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the island.Hadjidemetriou and Tuncay, standing in front of a monument of mecit, a small mosque without a minaret, in the centre of the old city of Nicosia, send a joint message: “Instead of conflict, choose cooperation”.“We cannot blame each other for the situation in our common country, we are all responsible for it and we must move on to build a different future,” Hadjidemetriou has told the Cyprus News Agency during an interview.Tuncay had never met a Greek Cypriot before 2008 and says he feels lucky that the first Greek Cypriot he met was Hadjidemetriou ten years ago.He experienced mixed emotions since he belongs to the younger generations which had not lived with Greek Cypriots.“Eventually cultural heritage is a common wealth and we knew that we had to cooperate,” he told CNA.Both of them, Hadjidemetriou and Tuncay said that they concentrated on the common goal for the preservation of the island’s cultural heritage without hidden agendas and being honest with each other. “This is how we have succeeded to build trust between us,” Hadjidemetriou said.“It’s a combination of a lot of things, it’s not a recipe, it’s not a medicine, we are trying to have a mutual understanding, this is what finally matters,” Tuncay said when asked to identify the secret of a successful and effective cooperation.Maybe, he pointed out, “we must not forget about the things which have happened in the past but think of that in a positive way so we will take a lesson in order not to experience in the future what we lived in the past.”“What led us to the success, above all, is our love for this island and our confidence that this common wealth of cultural heritage must be preserved for the younger generations,” he added.Hadjidemetriou said it was a long life-journey and they are still learning a lot of things about Cyprus’ history.“Monuments belonging to the island’s history throughout the ages talk to us, we understood better what multi-cultural Cyprus is about,” he added.“We are Turkish Cypriots, Greek Cypriots, Armenians, Maronites, but inside all of us there is a bit of Byzantine, Ottoman, Lusignan, Venetian,” Tuncay added. “Actually, this is what unites us. This makes us richer. We must realise this. We must also realise that we must respect diversity.”Both Hadjidemetriou and Tuncay had difficulties in choosing one of their projects as the “jewel in the crown.” Hadjidemetriou stressed that the biggest one with the biggest impact on people was the restoration of the Monastery of Apostolos Andreas in the Karpas peninsula.Nonetheless, he said he has close to his heart the restoration of the church of Panagia Melandrina (in Kalograia village). There are monuments that brought people closer such as Archangelos Michael church in Lefkonoiko, and mosques in Agios Ioannis and Agios Nikolaos.“We see monuments linked with the people and monuments linking people to each other,” he said.“I agree with Takis. They are all our children, they have their own value for the people” Tuncay said explaining the value of a mosque in Deneia village or a church in Philia for those who grew up there and have memories from their childhood.The two men provided some information about forthcoming projects. Their priorities are to call for tenders immediately for four monuments and three churches. They have 86 monuments on their list and they set as a priority 30 of them.“What we really need is to find a solution that can be acceptable to both communities on the island. Only then the real solution will come to the problems of monuments as well,” Tuncay stressed.Asked if the European Citizen Prize, awarded to both of them, is their own legacy to their families, the two chairmen said this prize belongs to all the members of the Committee.«This is for all those who care for this country, those who are fighting for this place; it is the spirit we represent, of our joint vision, our peaceful and common future, a job relating to our civilisations and progress for our children. If we leave this legacy to our children, we will have achieved our life’s goal,” Hadjidemetriou said.“The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage must set an example. It must be understood that together we can solve problems. 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