first_imgTORONTO – An Ontario judge who wore a hat in court bearing a slogan used by U.S. President Donald Trump told a disciplinary hearing Wednesday he was shocked to discover that what he meant as a joke was viewed as a political statement.Justice Bernd Zabel told an Ontario Judicial Council panel in Toronto he meant to “lighten things up” by wearing a baseball cap with the slogan “Make America Great Again” while walking into court on Nov. 9, 2016 — the day after Trump won the U.S. election.Zabel, 69, testified that it was only after his actions made headlines that he realized some believed he was showing support for the controversial American president and his policies.“I had no malicious intent,” said Zabel, who vowed never to wear the hat in court again.Zabel admitted his actions were contrary to the standard of conduct expected of a judge and constitute judicial misconduct.An agreed statement of facts shows Zabel wore the hat while walking into a courtroom and said it was “just in celebration of a historic night in the United States.” He then took it off and placed it on the dais until the break, when he took it back to his office, the document says.While leaving the courtroom at the end of the day’s proceedings, Zabel was asked about the hat’s disappearance by a prosecutor, according to the agreed statement of facts.He replied: “Brief appearance for the hat. Pissed off the rest of the judges because they all voted for Hillary, so. I was the only Trump supporter up there, but that’s OK.”Zabel later apologized publicly for his behaviour, calling it a “lapse in judgment.”The judge testified Wednesday that he misspoke in discussing the hat in court, and meant to say he was marking an unprecedented historic event rather than celebrating Trump’s victory.He maintained he is not a Trump supporter but was simply “gloating” at having predicted the outcome of the election better than his colleagues.Presenting counsel Linda Rothstein suggested that even if Zabel believed he was making a joke, the election was no laughing matter for many Canadians, who felt “devastated” by the victory of someone whose values they do not share.She asked the judge if he understood why some might be offended that he appeared aligned with Trump, whose policies have often targeted immigrants and other vulnerable groups, and why they may question his impartiality as a result. Zabel said he did in hindsight but had not foreseen that possibility at the time.In her closing submissions, Rothstein said the judicial council panel must assess Zabel’s actions — which she described as “very serious” misconduct — rather than his intentions. She said steps must be taken to restore the public’s trust in the justice system, noting the judge’s apology “did not go far enough” to achieve that goal.Zabel’s lawyers argued his behaviour did not merit extinguishing an “otherwise unblemished” career.The panel must decide what penalty, if any, to order. It may impose a number of sanctions or recommend Zabel lose his job. A decision was not delivered Wednesday and no date was given for the ruling.The judicial council said it received 81 complaints about Zabel’s behaviour, with some suggesting his apology was not consistent with his earlier comments in court. None of the complaints came from people who were in court that day.Sixty-two character references have been filed in the case, lauding Zabel as a sensitive and compassionate judge.The Ontario Court of Justice said in January that Zabel, who is based in Hamilton, was no longer being assigned cases.One of Zabel’s colleagues, Justice Marjoh Agro, said his absence has put a strain on courthouse operations and caused scheduling headaches in several trials.Agro was one of the few to see Zabel with the hat on when they ran into each other near the elevators before court, she testified. She asked if he was out of his mind, to which he responded that it was a joke, she said.“I deeply regret not ripping that hat off his head,” she said.last_img read more

first_imgIn a nod to her untiring support for refugees, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today renewed Chinese actress Yao Chen’s tenure as UNHCR’s Goodwill Ambassador for an additional two years.Filippo Grande presents a certificate of renewal to UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Yao ChenCredit/Copyright: UNHCR/Wang WeiGrandi met Yao Chen on Wednesday as part of his inaugural visit to China to explore how Beijing can play a greater role in addressing global displacement through approaches such as South-South Cooperation and the “One Belt One Road” initiative.Appointed as UNHCR’s Goodwill Ambassador in June 2013, Yao Chen was honoured at the Crystal Awards in Davos last year for her work to raise awareness of the global refugee crisis on behalf of UNHCR. With 80 million followers on Weibo – the Chinese equivalent of Twitter – she has ranked among Forbes’ World’s Most Powerful Women and Time’s 30 Most Influential People.“Thanks to Yao Chen, refugees have entered the consciousness of millions of Chinese people,” said Grandi. “Her unique voice has helped them to look beyond the numbers and see refugees as real people seeking to find some normalcy when their lives have fallen apart.”During her time with UNHCR, Yao Chen has met refugees in some of the world’s largest host countries, including Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Afghan refugees in Pakistan, Somali refugees in Ethiopia and Myanmar refugees in Thailand.“Refugees can often feel like a distant issue, far removed from our daily lives,” said Yao Chen. “But their plight is a symptom of the world we live in. In this global village, we are all connected and inter-dependent in one way or another.”She added that she will continue to work closely with UNHCR to bring the public’s attention to both refugee emergencies and protracted situations of displacement.last_img read more

Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist as the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Sunday to even their Eastern Conference quarterfinal at three games apiece.Torey Krug and Jake DeBrusk also scored for Boston, which got 22 saves from Tuukka Rask in staving off elimination.David Pastrnak added two assists for the Bruins, who will host Game 7 on Tuesday night.Morgan Rielly and Auston Matthews replied for Toronto in Game 6 of a series where neither team has managed back-to-back victories and the visitors have won four of the six contests.Frederik Andersen stopped 37 shots for the Leafs, who lost to the Bruins in seven games in both 2013 and last spring, and have not advanced to the second round of the playoffs since 2004.The winner of the series will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets after the conference’s eighth seed swept the Tampa Bay Lightning, who tied an NHL record with 62 victories in the regular season.Toronto, which took a 3-2 lead in the series thanks to a patient, stifling defensive performance Friday at TD Garden, is Canada’s last hope of ending the country’s 26-year Stanley Cup drought. The Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets were eliminated from post-season contention earlier in the week.Sunday’s 3 p.m. ET puck drop was something different for the Leafs, who had just one afternoon affair on the 2018-19 schedule. The Bruins, meanwhile, took part in 12 afternoon games in 2018-19.Down by two through 40 minutes, Matthews scored his fifth goal in the last four games when he took a pass from Jake Gardiner and rifled a shot far side on Rask at 4:15 inside an electric Scotiabank Arena.Matthews was held without a point in the first two games of the series, and had just two points in Toronto’s seven-game loss to Boston last spring.Kasperi Kapanen cut in off the rush seven minutes into the third, but Rask closed the door on the Leafs’ speedy winger.Tempers then flared midway through the period when DeBrusk and Rielly crashed into the end boards, with the Toronto defenceman giving the Boston forward an extra cross-check.Andersen followed that up shortly thereafter by robbing DeBrusk with his glove off the rush.Rielly then set up Matthews on another terrific chance only to see the pass hop of the star centre’s stick as Toronto turned up the pressure.Andersen bailed out Rielly after a brutal turnover with under four minutes to go, robbing Pastrnak of a chance that would have sealed it, but Marchand scored into an empty net with 1:54 left to force Game 7.The veteran, battle-tested Bruins led 2-1 after the first period and had the Leafs on their heels early in the second, holding a 21-7 edge in overall shots through seven minutes.Andersen was solid, but could do nothing on Boston’s slick goal that made it 3-1. DeBrusk left the puck for David Krejci on a 2-on-2 rush before getting inside position on Leafs winger Andreas Johnsson and making a diving stab at the return feed at 7:57.The goal was the first of the playoffs for DeBrusk, who had six goals last spring – with five coming against Toronto, including two in Game 7.The Leafs started to push back with a couple of chances for John Tavares, but couldn’t find a way past Rask.The crowd of 19,683 was left fuming later in the period when a flying elbow from Boston captain Zdeno Chara on Toronto counterpart Jake Muzzin went uncalled.The Leafs opened the scoring at 9:42 of the opening period on Rielly’s first of the playoffs. Having hit the post on an early power play, the defenceman took a pass from William Nylander and blasted a one-timer shortside along the ice after the Bruins failed to clear the defensive zone.Toronto forward Connor Brown and Boston defenceman Matt Gzelcyk were battling in front on the play. It looked like the Bruins were thinking about challenging, but head coach Bruce Cassidy declined to ask for a video review.Boston tied it on a man advantage 1:41 later when Marchand snapped his third goal of the series on a shot off a scrambled draw that hit Leafs defenceman Ron Hainsey and beat Andersen between the legs.The Bruins’ power play, which was held in check in Game 5, but was still 5 for 14 coming into Sunday, struck again with 2:58 left in the period. Krug collected a Pastrnak rebound and ripped a shot upstairs on Andersen for his first of the post-season.Andersen did well to keep it a one-goal deficit late in the first period by making two hockey-card calibre stops on both Patrice Bergeron and Grzelcyk. read more

Ohio State then-junior guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) facilitates the offense against Purdue during the Boilermakers’ 71-60 win against the Buckeyes at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on March 4. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Station ManagerFor the third season in a row, Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell has been named an Associated Press preseason All-American.The high expectations are warranted for the senior who was a first-team All-American in 2016 and second-team All-American in 2015 and 2014. She has been honored as a first-team All-Big Ten member every season at Ohio State and was named Big Ten Player of the Year in 2015 and 2017.Last season, Mitchell led the Big Ten with 22.6 points per game and paced her team with 137 assists. As a freshman, Mitchell set the program record for most points in a season, then broke her own record the next season with 889 points. Though she has played just three seasons, the guard holds the record for most career 3-pointers (368).In the Buckeyes’ two exhibition games against Ashland and Urbana, Mitchell scored 53 points and 17 assists combined between both matchups. Mitchell’s season starts when the Buckeyes take on Stanford at 6 p.m. Friday at St. John Arena. read more

OSU junior defender Niall Logue (5) prepares to kick the ball while OSU sophomore midfielder Abdi Mohamed (26) follows during the Buckeyes game against Valparaiso on Sept. 21 at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes won 4-1. Credit: Janaya Greene | For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s soccer team looked to continue its elevated play as of late, matching up against No. 13 Louisville on Tuesday night.The Buckeyes luck would run out, however, as the Scarlet and Gray were ultimately outplayed in a 2-1 contest against the Cardinals.Despite facing a 19-3 deficit in shots in the game, OSU was able to get on the board first.In the 32nd minute, senior defender Austin Bergstrom had a throw-in that found sophomore midfielder Abdi Mohamed on the right side of the net. Mohamed got his foot on the ball and redirected it back across the net to the left side. Senior forward Christian Soldat blasted the ball past a diving keeper to give the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead.Soldat’s first goal of the season would be the only score of the opening period for either team.The Cardinals came out in the second half with a much more aggressive game plan, and they were rewarded accordingly for their efforts.In the 51st minute, Louisville senior midfielder Daniel Johnson hit junior forward Mohamed Thiaw with a cross. Thiaw put the ball inside the far left post from six yards out, giving Louisville the early second-half equalizer.It was Thiaw’s 10th goal this season.Later in the period, in the 65th minute, the Cardinals would take the lead.Freshman midfielder Cherif Dieye snuck a ball through a host of defenders from 20 yards out that got just inside the left post to give Louisville its first lead of the game, a 2-1 advantage that would end up as the final.Despite the losing effort, OSU redshirt freshman goalkeeper Parker Siegfried had an impressive night in net. He had his hands full all game, registering a season high nine saves.The Buckeyes will have their sights set on their match this Friday against Michigan, one of their last two Big Ten matchups of the season. read more

first_imgFirst the good news; the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) confirms that Greek economy is on the way to recovery, and a return to growth for the country is definitely in sight.Now the bad news; for that growth to become a reality and arrive as soon as possible, Greece needs to commit to implementing a series of reforms, most notablyt the abolition of all tax cuts.The OECD forecasts a 2 percent growth this year, instead of the 2.3 percent the Greek government is hoping to achieve and notes that, in order for the country’s GDP to strengthen and its debt to become sustainable, Greece needs to expand fiscal revenues, modernize the public sector and improve the justice system by 2030.One of the least palatable suggestions of the OECD is the extention of retirement age by four years by 2030, instead of the already scheduled three-year rise to the age of 65 by the same year, a proposal that has met the support of the European Union.Such measures, along with a broad commodity market reform, would boost GDP BY 46.1 percent, compared to the 25.4 percent increase that Greece has currently projected. Moreover, they would ensure that the country’s national debt would fall to 100 percent of the GDP by the year 2060.Not all the reforms suggested by OECD fall under the ‘austerity measures’ category; the organization proposes an increase in family benefits, so that they are up to the EU average by 2025. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Fatal 4 Way for the WWE Intercontinental Championship added to the card

first_img WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Was Vince McMahon Reluctant To Let AJ Styles Join WWE? Now Playing Up Next Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live The Miz defending the WWE Intercontinental Championship in a Fatal 4 Way match against Kevin Owens, Cesaro and Sami Zayn has been officially added to the card for WWE Extreme Rules on Sunday, May 22 from Newark, New Jersey.It’s @MikeTheMiz vs. @FightOwensFight vs. @ILikeSamiZayn vs. @WWECesaro at #ExtremeRules for the #ICTitle! #RAW— WWE (@WWE) May 10, 2016Here is the updated card for Extreme Rules as of Tuesday morning.WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Extreme Rules MatchRoman Reigns (c) vs. AJ StylesWWE Intercontinental Championship – Fatal 4 Way MatchThe Miz (c) vs. Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro vs. Sami ZaynWWE United States Championship MatchKalisto (c) vs. RusevWWE Tag Team Championships MatchThe New Day (c’s) vs. The VaudevillainsWWE Women’s Championship – Submission MatchCharlotte (c) vs. NatalyaRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi ArabiaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:08Loaded: 100.00%0:08Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Daniel Bryan WhatsApp Facebook Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event Videos Articles Former WWE star Big Cass reportedly has incident at WrestlePro Event in New Jersey center_img Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Google+ Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next A.J. Styles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Pinterest Roman Reignslast_img read more

New Magazine to board InterCaribbean Airways

first_img Related Items:cacique, inflight magazine, Intercaribbean Airways, trevor sadler Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turks and Caicos airline, ICA, now flies to Havana Recommended for you Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Mar 2015 – An inflight magazine is coming for InterCaribbean Airways according to CEO, Trevor Sadler. Just before Summer, the magazine to be called, ‘Cacique’ will be planted in all seat back pockets and will showcase the things to see and do in the six Caribbean countries to which the TCI-based airline flies. “interCaribbean Airways teamed up with global publisher Land and Marine which is a specialty publisher publishing in 56 countries today. With their strength in printing magazines, we look forward to a fruitful relationship in the Caribbean.” Gary Gimson, of UK-based, Land & Marine Publication said ‘Cacique’ will be produced quarterly. The magazine debuts in May. Domestic Airline Companies institute insecticide spraying to ward off Zikalast_img read more

Nikiski Spring Cleanup May 1119

first_imgJust last week the sixth annual Kenai River Spring Cleanup collected 2,330 lbs of trash from Soldotna-area parks. Hundreds of students participated in the annual clean-up effort. Alaska Waste has volunteered to pick up the bags on May 20th. They will pick up bags on the main highways in Nikiski throughout the week. The Nikiski Spring Cleanup will run from May 11-19.  The week-long event is sponsored by the Nikiski Community Council and the Nikiski Rec Center. Volunteers can stop by the Rec Center and pick up designated bags and sign up to be entered in a drawing that will be held during Family Fun in the Midnight Sun.center_img Both the Kenai and Soldotna Chamber of Commerce also distribute little yellow bags to local volunteers dedicated to making the Kenai Peninsula a cleaner place to live. Shannon Davis, Executive Director with the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce: “Don’t be shy about coming in and picking up some of those clean-up bags.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home — it’s for the community we call home, too. Local organizations are inviting volunteers to pitch in at cleanup events throughout Nikiski starting on Saturday.last_img read more

Harris County Commissioners Preliminarily Approve Astrodome Underground Parking Plan

first_img 00:00 /02:21 Pat HernandezThe iconic Astrodome roof from inside the structure.The Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved turning part of the Houston Astrodome into a parking garage.Specifically, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Commissioners Gene Locke, Jack Morman, Steve Radack and Jack Cagle gave the green light for the design phase of the project. The plan is to raise the Dome’s floor 30 feet to ground level to build a two-story underground garage with room for about 1,400 vehicles.County officials have budgeted $10.5 million for the design phase, which can take between 12 and 18 months.“We’ll wanna team because most of it is just pure engineering, the structural concrete for the parking lot and things, but there’s architectural elements as well,” Harris County Engineer John Blount explains.The overall cost of the project is $105 million, $35 million of which would come from the county’s general fund.The balance would come from the hotel occupancy tax and revenue from other parking lots Harris County owns.Emmett says the project doesn’t require any tax increases,. Further, the plan is less expensive than demolishing the Dome.“Even if it could be demolished, that would cost upwards of 30 million dollars,” Emmett said after the meeting. “So, Do you use taxpayer dollars to destroy an iconic structure, after which you have nothing left? Or do you use taxpayer dollars to put it back into use that all the groups like OTC say they can use?”However, retired engineer John Stephens isn’t totally on board with the project.The Harris County resident  spoke at the meeting/ He proposed a referendum about the Astrodome that would include all options, from demolition to full restoration of the venue.Stephens argues he doesn’t necessarily oppose the parking garage, but opposes the way Emmett and the commissioners are making the decisions about the project.“The voters rejected a plan for the Dome a few years ago and now we’re seeing sort of a well-intentioned, nostalgic, passionate group try to do something without voter approval,” Stephens said.Emmett said he hopes this project will still leave the option of converting the Dome into an event venue.The Texas Historical Commission would eventually have to approve a final design for the parking structure proposal from Harris County because they are considering granting the Astrodome a State Antiquity Landmark status.View Fullscreen Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

first_imgOLD TERRY CAN STILL KICK SOME ASS! I did that face app thing y’all been TELLIN ME TO DO! #AmericasGotTerry #AGT— terry crews (@terrycrews) July 16, 2019With great virality comes great responsibility, though. And some believe FaceApp isn’t taking that responsibility seriously.Concerns have been raised about whether the application uploads users’ camera roll in the background (of which there is seemingly no evidence), and how it allows you to pick photos without allowing access.“We are receiving a lot of inquiries regarding our privacy policy and therefore, would like to provide a few points that explain the basics,” the Russian startup told TechCrunch.For starters, FaceApp performs “most” of its photo processing in the cloud (Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud, specifically), uploading only those pictures selected by a user.“We never transfer any other images from the phone to the cloud,” the statement said. “Most images are deleted from our servers within 48 hours from the upload date.”FaceApp also claims that no user data is “transferred to Russia,” where its core R&D team is located.“We don’t have access to any data that could identify a person [and] we don’t sell or share any user data with any third parties,” it added.But that’s not enough for some U.S. policymakers.Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has asked the FBI and FTC to look into FaceApp’s data handling practices.“I have serious concerns regarding both the protection of the data that is being aggregated as well as whether users are aware of who may have access to it,” Schumer wrote in a letter to the government agencies.“In the age of facial recognition technology as both a surveillance and security use,” he continued, “it is essential that users have the information they need to ensure their personal and biometric data remains secure, including from hostile foreign nations.”More on Fines Facebook $50 for Violating Data Privacy LawFacial Recognition Privacy Act Aims to Protect Your IDDNA Facial Prediction May Threaten Personal Privacy Appearance-altering platform FaceApp has, once again, come under fire—this time from privacy advocates.The AI-powered selfie editor from Russian company Wireless Lab uses neural network technology to generate highly realistic transformation of faces in photographs.Launched in early 2017, FaceApp almost immediately faced criticism over its “ethnicity filters” and, later, the “hot” transformation feature that reportedly lightened skin color.AdChoices广告Both options have since been removed.Curious about what you’d look like with a different hair or eye color? Want to virtually test out bangs before making the cut? Wonder what you’d look like as a Hollywood star or someone of the opposite gender?The face-morphing app does it all.It even bends time to reveal what you might look like in the future.“Through we might not be able to influence your wisdom, we can certainly add some wrinkles to your face,” the FaceApp website said.The new “time travel” filter has garnered attention around the world: Check out what the Jonas Brothers, Terry Crews, Sam Smith, Drake, and Zachary Levi look like as old fogies. When you take a trip to the Year 3000.— Jonas Brothers (@jonasbrothers) July 16, 2019 Twitter Bug ‘Accidentally’ Exposed iOS Users’ Location Data to Third PartyUnited Airlines Covers Creepy Seat-Back Cameras Stay on targetlast_img read more

Sewage to potable water IITKgp alumni comes up with water recycling plant

first_imgKolkata: IIT Kharagpur is setting up the Aditya Choubey Center for Re-Water Research, seed-funded by its two alumni Anant Choubey and Aneesh Reddy to remediate, replenish and rejuvenate water resources.”The scarcity of water, both for domestic and drinking purposes, is becoming acute and will only worsen in the coming years. On the other hand, urban areas are witnessing massive sewage problems. The idea of linking these two crises and coming up with one viable solution was challenging. Having done that, we would be networking with government bodies to take up this technology and the process and meet the water challenge in various cities,” said Aneesh Reddy. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Centre will come up with an on-campus plant which will daily convert 1.35 million litre of sewage water from the hostels to 1.2 million litre of potable water.The pilot plant at the institute is expected to be ready by March 2019. The MoU was signed on Friday in presence of both the alumni on the occasion of 68th Foundation Day of the institute.The water processing and output will be monitored in real-time and conform to IS 10500-2012 standard for drinking water. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”We will conduct quality assurance tests demonstrating the suitability of the technology for treatment of sewage and consumption and infuse confidence among agencies and the public at large related to water supply and treatment,” said Prof M M Ghangrekar, faculty at the Dept. of Civil Engineering who will be heading this project. The researchers would also develop an operationally viable technology so that the plant can be profitably commercialized. According to Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, director, IIT KGP, the step is geared towards the challenge taken up by the institute to resolve two burning issues of urban India — sewage disposal and access to clean potable water.”We are looking forward to participatory models in villages to implement this technology. We would also engage international water experts and professionals from the industry as researchers and advisors in this Center. Aneesh and Anant will be advisers as well,” he said.last_img read more

Holbox fisherman suffers shark bite

first_imgHolbox, Q. R. — A fisherman suffered a shark bite while fishing near Cabo Catoche off the island of Holbox. Shark attacks are very rare in these parts of the Caribbean Sea. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) The fisherman suffered a substantial bite to his leg, however, he has been receiving specialized medial attention and is not likely to lose his leg. It is believed blood in the boat from caught fish attracted the shark. The incident happened Saturday when he and several co-fishermen were on the sea when one man was grabbed by the leg. His companions say that Edgar Hernández, who is originally from Tabasco, was working when the attack occurred. They say they managed to help him back into the boat and transfer him to the mainland to receive urgent medical attention. The injured man was first stabilized in a hospital in Kantunilkin and later taken to Playa del Carmen for further treatment. last_img read more

After an eight year hiatus African Wildlife Safar

first_imgAfter an eight year hiatus, African Wildlife Safaris (AWS) is once again producing a dedicated Egypt and Middle East brochure. The South Melbourne-based FIT specialist has released a 36-page 2019/20 Egypt brochure that features high end Nile cruises, FIT itineraries and a range of boutique and luxury accommodation in Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Oman, the UAE and Morocco.This is the first dedicated Egypt brochure the company has produced since 2011, although some of the product has continued to be featured in the company’s Africa brochure. However with tourism to the region once again on the increase, AWS made the decision to bring out a new and expanded brochure.“Egypt and the Middle East offer travellers a completely unique experience,” said AWS CEO Steve Cameron. “Nowhere else on earth provides the mix of cultures, religions, history, and scenery that this area can. Our destination specialists can design an itinerary to suit anyone, combining the ancient Egyptian Temples that line the Nile River with the archaeological sites of Jordan, or even a safari in Tanzania!” African Wildlife SafarisBrochuresEgyptIsraelMoroccoOman The new program was designed to suit the AWS style of unique, tailor-made journeys for individual clients or small groups. Valuable input also came from the company’s ‘resident Egyptologist’, Hany Elkatouri, who grew up in Egypt, studied Egyptology at the University of Cairo, and has led tours across the length and breadth of the country for many years. A range of Nile cruise options are also on offer including a new 15 day Cairo to Aswan Nile Cruise onboard the Mövenpick Darakum cruise boat, visiting ancient sites few tourists ever see, such as Minya, Assyut, and amazing Dendera Temple near Qena.New to the AWS program is Israel. The 5 day/4 night “Classic Israel” includes the best sights of Jerusalem, as well as side trips to Bethlehem, Masada and the Dead Sea. The “Highlights of Jordan & Israel”, explores the famous historic and sacred sites of both countries, including Mount Zion and King David’s Tomb in Jerusalem, and mysterious Petra and the deserts of Wadi Rum in Jordan. The 11 day/10 night itinerary starts from $4721 per person twin share, departing daily from Amman. Sightseeing throughout Jordan is on a private basis whereas in Israel day tours are on a group basis, although private touring is available at extra cost.Oman’s capital, Muscat, is featured with a range of luxury hotels, such as The Chedi and the Al Bustan Palace, and some exciting day tours to ancient forts and quaint fishing villages. New in the brochure is Nature’s Bounty, a 3 day package which includes private touring to the Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, pristine beaches, desert mountains and the oasis town of Nizwa famous for its outstanding Islamic architecture.New in the Morocco program is a 3 day package to the picturesque town of Chefchaouen with its blue and white painted walls, old medina and imposing fortress. Clients stay in the Riad Cherifa, a beautifully decorated and quiet retreat after a day spent sightseeing. Morocco’s Blue City starts from $1079 per person twin share ex Casablanca.Egypt and Jordan can easily be combined with a safari in East Africa. Returning to the brochure is the “Antiquities & Wildlife” tour, a 16 day/15 night itinerary combining the ancient sites of Egypt with Tanzania’s stunning wildlife parks, starting from $7068 per person twin share ex Cairo. last_img read more

South African Cypriot man found guilty of murdering wife

first_imgA South African Cypriot man was found guilty on Thursday of the murder of his wife two years ago, and could receive a life sentence, the South African newspaper Times Live reported.Christopher Panayiotou, 31, had been a prime suspect for the murder of his wife, Jayde, 29, who went missing from outside her home in Port Elizabeth on April 21, 2015. Her body was found 40km away the next day.Panayiotou was found guilty on Thursday of masterminding his wife’s murder by the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth in South Africa, and his two accomplices, hitman Sinethemba Nemembe, of murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances, and Zolani Sibeko of conspiracy to commit murder. A fourth suspect died in prison from illness. Sentencing has been postponed to November 17.Medical and ballistic findings, the court said, led to the conclusion that it was an execution-style murder. It added that the gun residue found on Jayde’s hand, showed that she had begged for mercy in her final moments, but led to her receiving a bullet to her head instead.The verdict was met with relief by Jayde’s family, while Panayiotou’s mother broke down in tears.Panayiotou was arrested after Luthando Siyoni, another suspect who turned prosecution witness, told police that he had acted as the middle man in finding a hitman, and agreed to participate in a sting operation.This led to a meeting betwen Panayiotou and Siyoni in a wire-tapped car a few days after the murder to discuss details of what had happened. The video recording proved Panayiotou’s involvement in the case, after he was seen telling Siyoni that the abductors and killers messed up as they were supposed to make it look like a robbery, but it became a kidnapping and a murder instead. Panayiotou was also caught on camera handing money to Siyoni.The judge concluded: “It is clear the evidence procured [in the car] established Panayiotou’s complicity in Jayde’s murder,” the Times Live reported.Jayde’s younger sister, Toni Inggs, said her family was elated by the outcome.“My sister can finally rest and we truly hope that they get the time they deserve with sentencing. “Nothing will bring Jayde back or take away the hurt but, right now, we feel overwhelming joy and appreciation.”You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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either PPIs or any drugs for heartburn relief; they found that the PPI users had a 15% higher risk of early death compared to non-PPI users and a 23% higher risk of dying during the study than people who didnt rely on any heartburn relief drugs at all The findings remained strong even after the researchers accounted for other possible factors that could explain the results including whether people with heartburn were more likely to have other conditions or be more prone to infections that could affect their death rate TIME Health Newsletter Get the latest health and science news plus: burning questions and expert tips View Sample Sign Up Now The results add to growing understanding about the risks of PPIs While they work on the digestive system to relieve indigestion by neutralizing strong stomach acids they have been linked to higher risk of pneumonia kidney problems and even hip fractures since they can inhibit calcium absorption and therefore suppress new bone formation But are the risks concerning enough for people who need heartburn relief to stop taking PPIs The researchers stress that their study does not conclude that the drugs cause early death only that the medications are linked to premature dying from multiple causes Still other studies have recently revealed that drugs like PPIs are commonly overprescribed and in the current study the researchers say that much of the added risk may be coming from people who didnt need the drugs in the first place People who did not have a digestive issue but used the PPIs were among those with the highest risk of early death That means that both doctors and patients should be more critical when prescribing and taking the medications Lifestyle changes like diet and exercise can go a long way toward relieving some cases of heartburn Avoiding carbonated caffeinated drinks and foods that can cause refluxsuch as fatty spicy and acidic foodsalong with eating smaller meals and not lying down after eating can all help If you do 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