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first_imgThirty-five lucky clients of Travel Associates’ businesses in South Australia got a tantalising taste of Italy this week as Trafalgar and TV Chef Adam Swanson created a local version of an Italian Culinary Adventure. Travel Associates and Trafalgar were promoting the excitingitinerary, and with Adam guiding the tour to Italy, clients will be sure toimmerse themselves in “La Dolce Vita.” It was a tantalising and magical day where activitiesstarted in the markets at Lucia’s for a coffee (Lucia’s is an Adelaideinstitution). Then Adam did a short tour around some of the stalls forvarious tastings, followed by a trip to the Barossa Valley, visiting Adam’srestaurant, Barossa Cucina.  Here a few lucky participants helped makepizzas, and the whole group enjoyed the taste sensations that make up greatItalian food, washed down with Italian wine. For the full package details please visit https://www.travelassociates.com ItalyTrafalgarTravel Associateslast_img read more

Forbes Travel Guide FTG has unveiled its annual

first_imgForbes Travel Guide (FTG) has unveiled its annual Star Rating list, which revealed that The Peninsula Hotels had achieved Five-Star status across all ten of its properties. The announcement results in The Peninsula Hotels being the first and only hotel brand to achieve the highest possible FTG rating for all its hotels.The Peninsula Hotels had all ten properties listed in the FTG last year – nine of which were Five-Star rated, while The Peninsula Manila was bestowed with a Four-Star rating. With all nine hotels retaining their Five-Star status in 2019, and The Peninsula Manila joining them with a Five-Star rating this year, The Peninsula Hotels have today made FTG history.“This exceptional result is the culmination of an immense amount of hard work from colleagues across our ten hotels,” said Peter Borer, Chief Operating Officer of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, owner and operator of The Peninsula Hotels.“Our employees dedicate themselves to providing our guests with the best possible standards of luxury service, and to be bestowed with such an exclusive award is testament to this.”In recognition of employees’ hard work and to reflect the Five-Star status, The Peninsula Hotels will provide teams at each hotel a range of rewards over a five-day period, including complimentary massages, Afternoon Tea experiences and special menus. The Peninsula Hotelslast_img read more

Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkecenter_img As soon as the NFL lockout ends, rosters across the league will go through rapid changes. Trades will be made, players will be cut and free agents will be signed all in a very short time frame. It will be fast, confusing, chaotic and significant.While most of the Cardinals offseason talk has been focused around the acquisition of a quarterback, there are a few players on defense that may be cut to free up some money. According to Pro Football Talk, Joey Porter and Gerald Hayes are among a list of 16 defensive players who could be cut before the season. 11. Joey Porter, Cardinals LB: The only way the Cardinals could make last year’s signing of Porter worse? Doubling down and paying him big money again. Arizona has the young guys to let him go.15. Gerald Hayes, Cardinals LB: $4.25 million is too much to pay for just another linebacker.If the Cardinals do decide to part ways with the linebacking duo it should not surprise anyone as the Cardinals defense was not very good a season ago.The Cardinals gave up 373.6 yards and 27.12 points per game last season and while cutting Porter and Hayes will not solve all the defensive problems in the Valley it may provide the cap space necessary to get started. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Take the above clip for example. Yes, punter Kasey Redfern does not have NFL experience, and the Wofford rookie also was backed up against the back of the Lions’ end zone.Still, when you botch catching the snap and have a chance to at least get a kick away, you should probably take what opportunity you have left.Instead, Redfern tried to run the ball and by doing so took a mean hit from Cardinals tight end and special teamer Ifeanyi Momah. Adding to Redfern’s mistake, he left on a cart after suffering an injury on the play. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Most accurate description of this Lions game pic.twitter.com/kzluBk7CWo— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) September 10, 2017 That first quarter was… something.3 quarters left – Let’s GO! #OnePride— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 10, 2017 Lions special teams right now. pic.twitter.com/Wyx6h74s82— Arizona Sports (@AZSports) September 10, 2017 “I don’t think this quarter could get any worse”Dwayne Washington: “hold my beer” pic.twitter.com/PHCDanf0gA— Robert Schuster (@ziggyziggyzomba) September 10, 2017Lions fans were not pleased, to say the least.Even the team’s Twitter account acknowledged the questionable play. Prater in to punt. Has never punted in pro game. #AZvsDET— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) September 10, 2017That left kicker Matt Prater to take on the punting duties. Because Redfern was also the holder, Detroit ended up botching an extra point after the first touchdown score, making it a 10-6 Arizona lead in the second half rather than a three-point game.Prater did, however, make up for some of the mistakes by nailing a 58-yard field goal to pull Detroit within 10-9 just before halftime.Other more questionable decisions were made by Detroit’s special teams.When return man Dwayne Washington bobbled a kick deep in his own end zone, instead of taking a knee, he decided it made sense to attempt a return. 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires I’ve been known to get this excited and jittery at a wedding buffet.#Lionspic.twitter.com/vyyAfTAFSd— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) September 10, 2017Dear long-suffering Detroit Lions fans, it appears you might want to prepare yourself to, well … keep suffering.While the Detroit defense looked stout against the Arizona Cardinals in their season-opener Sunday, the offense struggled. And while the offense struggled, the special teams unit flat out forgot how to football.last_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 2nd down(AP Photo/Matt York)Doug Franz: Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray“Granted it’s against ‘hard air’ — that’s a phrase I just made up. You’re not throwing passes against air (as a defense), but it’s hard air. What’s this thing look like?”Ron Wolfley: What does this offense look like?“Honestly, philosophy matters. What personnel they’re going to come out with, what formations they’re going to run, what plays they’re going to use … You’re going to start laying the foundation of your offense.”Paul Calvisi: Offensive line (Predicting the starting O-line is, from left-to-right, D.J. Humphries, Justin Pugh, A.Q. Shipley, J.R. Sweezy and Marcus Gilbert)“I’m going to go O-line just because they’re getting ripped nationally. And I get it based on last year. But hello — it’s not the same O-line as last year.”3rd downVance Joseph (AP Photo/Gary Landers)Doug Franz: Two new faces of the defense — New DC Vance Joseph and outside linebacker Terrell Suggs“I can’t wait to see someone like Chandler Jones standing there at a practice and asking T-Suggs questions about different things that can be done.” Kyler Murray, left, and Patrick Peterson, right, are two of the top four storylines as the Arizona Cardinals open voluntary OTAs. (AP photos) Top Stories Ron Wolfley: How much man cover does Vance Joseph play?“We’re told that he is going to … return to what Todd Bowles, return to James Bettcher and all the man cover they Arizona Cardinals used. And if they use zone — if they use zone — will it be middle of the field closed or middle of the field open?”Paul Calvisi: LB Jordan Hicks“I want to see Jordan Hicks. What does he look like? Is he anywhere like the equivalent of baseball’s Jordan Hicks? Does he have that kind of speed and velocity out there? Can he get sideline to sideline? Does he have the leadership to tie that defense together? They are in such need of that middle linebacker, that MIKE, to be that guy.”4th downWR Hakeem Butler talks to QB Kyler Murray (AP Photo/Matt York)Doug Franz: Wide receiver success in OTAs“We are not going to give the receivers a failing grade in OTAs and declare you can never play in the NFL, but I would really like to see them prove they can at least get through OTAs. Can you catch, can you run the route, can you do what you’re being asked to do?” That is just one major storyline to follow. The Cardinals, after all, are ushering in a new coaching staff and a new quarterback.Here is what else the crew from 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Doug & Wolf is looking forward to watching at OTAs. They go four downs on the top four stories as the full team, likely sans Peterson, begins practicing. Also be sure to catch Bickley & Marotta from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day as they broadcast live from the Cardinals’ facility.1st down(AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Doug Franz: Patrick PetersonRelated LinksReport: Cardinals CB Brock has 1st shot to replace PetersonCardinals’ Patrick Peterson apologizes for 6-game PED suspensionRookie photo highlights Cardinals new WR’s height difference“It’s voluntary, he’s allowed to miss. But if you’re really a team leader facing adversity, shouldn’t you be there?”Ron Wolfley: Patrick Peterson“Could he ever help a Byron Murphy. The fact that Pat P … probably won’t be there, that hurts the Cardinals and Patrick Peterson.”Paul Calvisi: Patrick Peterson“I do not expect Patrick Peterson to be there today. He’s not going to show. He won’t be there until it’s mandatory; he’ll be there for camp and I think he’ll be instrumental in trying to get Byron Murphy ready, but get used to it Arizona Cardinals. You’re without one of the top cover corners in the NFL for the first six days of the season, and it starts today. ” 2 Comments   Share   center_img Voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) open for the Arizona Cardinals on Monday morning, and the lead storyline of what to watch in camp begins by discussing who won’t be there to watch.Cornerback Patrick Peterson is expected to skip the voluntary practices to spend time with his family, even though his six-game suspension for PED use will not begin until the regular season starts.Veteran corner Tramaine Brock is expected to earn a chance to win a starting role alongside fellow veteran Robert Alford in Peterson’s place, but rookie Byron Murphy will also have a chance to impress by playing in the slot. Ron Wolfley: Kyler Murray“Do they move him around the pocket? Do they move him out on sprint plays? Half-rolls? How much is throwing the ball just in the pocket? Do they use the zone-read? I can imagine that would be foundational to what they do — here come the RPOs.”Paul Calvisi: Kyler Murray“The guy who looks like a Vegas card dealer with that quick release, just dealing out there, throwing left and right and all over the field. We all know the best way to mask a lot of inefficiencies and weaknesses is via the quarterback. How much does Kyler Murray look like he could be equipped to do what very few do and excel as a rookie quarterback?” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Luxury cruise line Cuna

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterLuxury cruise line Cunard‘s flagship liner Queen Mary 2 had a rare meeting with sister ship Queen Elizabeth on 26 July 2019 in Halifax, Canada – the birthplace of the company’s founder Sir Samuel Cunard.The encounter was arranged in celebration of Zita Cobb and Sandra Greer, this year’s recipients of the Samuel Cunard Prize for Vision, Courage and Creativity and The Innovative Spirit Award, respectively.The Samuel Cunard Award for Vision, Courage and Creativity was inaugurated in 2015 to celebrate the company’s 175th anniversary in the ancestral home of its founder Sir Samuel Cunard. Created in partnership with the Canadian Maritime Heritage Foundation, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Cunard, the award acknowledges an extraordinary individual who demonstrates the qualities exemplified by Samuel Cunard throughout his life. The Innovative Spirit Award was created to honour an individual who stands out as having a pioneering spirit similar to Sir Samuel Cunard.From Halifax, Queen Mary 2 sails to New York and then on to England with Cunard historian John G. Langley, Q.C., director and chairman of the Cunard Steamship Society aboard. Langley will be donating a significant portion of his Cunard collection to the Cunard archives at the University of Liverpool after his voyage. Guests onboard Queen Mary 2‘s transatlantic crossing will have the opportunity to see select pieces from the collection and attend talks given by Langley.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

The American Museum of Natural History This gigant

first_imgThe American Museum of Natural HistoryThis gigantic museum interprets the natural world in a way that is accessible as well as understandable to all, so it’s a hit whether you need a kid-friendly museum or are going it alone. It’s all here, taking you on an epic voyage from meteorites and minerals, through to taxidermy elephants and alligators. The eclectic collection is spread across 45 halls, plus the Rose Centre for Earth and Space. If you’ve pencilled in a day here, it’s worth splashing out a little on the extra tickets for the IMAX and 3D cinema experiences and the planetarium.Don’t miss… The dinosaurs. Even the grumpiest visitor loves a dinosaur!Opening times: Daily 10am – 5.45pm.Price: Pay what you wish, suggested donation: Adults $22, children 2-12 $12.50.How to get there: Subway 81st Street. Find the Natural History Museum at Central Park West, on 79th Street. The Morgan Library & MuseumOne of the finest small art museums in New York, this grand Madison Avenue estate was once home to the financier J.P. Morgan and still includes his personal collection of Rembrandt and William Blake drawings, amongst other treasures. The City of the Soul exhibition is on until September and features literary and artistic depictions of Rome by Turner, Piranesi and Edward Lear. The most exciting space is arguably the gorgeously-frescoed library, worth whiling away a few hours in.Opening times: Tuesday to Thursday, 10.30am to 5 pm, Friday 10.30am to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 11am to 6pm.Price: $20 Adults, $13 concessions, free for under 12s.How to get there: Found at 225 Madison Avenue, you can walk here from Grand Central and Penn Station. Want more off-the-beaten-track tips? sign up to our weekly newsletter and stay ahead of the crowds when you travel.Morbid Anatomy MuseumFans of disturbing Victorian ephemera, look this way. Anatomical artefacts from around the world and all manner of things concerned with ‘death, beauty and that which falls between the cracks’ line the walls of this obscure museum in Brooklyn. Bringing new meaning to the phrase ‘morbid fascination’, the current show is House of Wax, a collection of bizarre waxworks from a nineteenth century German museum of curiosities. Check the website for lectures and events, and pop into the shop to purchase a take-home curiosity of your own.Opening times: 12pm to 6pm every day except Tuesday.Price: $8, free for under 12s.How to get there: Located at 424-A 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn. Take the F, G, or R to the 4th Ave – 9th St subway stop. The Whitney Museum of American ArtThis museum was the brainchild of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney at the turn of the twentieth century. It was intended to foster living American artistic talent and she continued to be a patron until her death in 1942. This is an essential stop if you want to learn more about the story of American art over the last century, with many of the featured artists unfamiliar to even to locals. Highlights include creations by Alexander Calder, Glenn Ligon, Reginald Marsh, Agnes Martin, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cindy Sherman and David Wojnarowicz.Don’t miss… The free daily tours on offer – ask on arrival.Opening times: Every day 10.30am – 6pm, Fridays open late: 7pm – 10pm.Price: Adults $22, under 18s free. Fridays 7pm – 10pm: pay what you like.How to get there: Subway 14 Street. The museum is on the west side of Manhattan in the city centre.![The Whitney museum, New York](http://content.skyscnr.com/22907c4a9cc44e8aaf5a47681cd849fe/whitney-museum-nyc.jpeg”The Whitney museum, New York”)The GuggenheimThe Guggenheim is worth visiting just to enjoy the remarkable concrete spiral building by Frank Lloyd Wright, which has housed the collection since the 1950s. It was commissioned by the art collector and visionary behind the museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim. Wright intended you start your exploration of this colossal collection of twentieth and twenty-first century art at the bottom of the rotunda and then slowly work your way up, and this is certainly the best way to see everything. Watch out for major works by European masters Manet, Picasso and Chagall and catch the temporary exhibitions offering something new on every visit.Don’t miss… The collection of works by pioneering abstractionist Kandinsky, the largest anywhere in the United States.Opening times: Sunday to Wednesday 10am – 5.45pm, Friday 10am – 5.45pm, Saturday 10am – 7.45pm. Note that the museum is closed on Thursdays. Price: Adults $25, children under 12 free. Sat 5.45pm – 7.45pm: pay what you wish.How to get there: Subway 86th Street. The museum is located on the Museum Mile (Fifth Avenue) by Central Park, in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. ![The Guggenheim Museum, New York](http://content.skyscnr.com/91ad54e8474351c154edd104a3790c2b/guggenheim-museum-nyc.jpg”The Guggenheim Museum, New York”)The Tenement MuseumThe Tenement Museum is one of New York’s more unusual museums. You can only visit as part of a pre-booked group tour, but each tour involves venturing inside the landmark building on 97 Orchard Street to explore the surrounding neighbourhood on foot. This tenement – which dates back to 1863 – once crammed in almost 7,000 working class immigrant workers and its main aim is to tell their tough stories, while also panning out to cover the social and political issues of this pivotal period in American history. See the Tenant Museum Virtual Tour online for a sneak peek before your visit.Don’t miss… The Tenement Museum Shop at the end of the tour, with its brimming stock of books, puzzles and quirky home design objects that make brilliant gifts to take home.Opening times: Monday to Tuesday 10.30am – 5pm, Wednesday 10.15am – 5pm, Thursday 10.30am – 6.30pm, Friday 10.15am – 5pm, Saturday to Sunday 10.30am – 5pm.Price: Adults $25, Children $20 (note each tour has a minimum age cap, either mandatory or suggested).How to get there: Subway Grand Street. The museum is located on the Lower East Side, five minutes from Chinatown. The 9/11 MuseumThis deeply thought-provoking museum delves deep into the tragic events of September 11th 2001, when New York’s famous Twin Towers were destroyed by terrorists as part of a series of co-ordinated attacks on America. The museum explores the significance of this epochal event and the individual tragedies of the victims and their families. It also looks beyond the immediate aftermath to examine the importance of both commemorating 9/11 and how it is now woven into the collective memory.Don’t miss… A visit to the moving 9/11 Memorial at the same site.Opening times: Sunday to Thursday 9am – 8pm, Friday to Saturday 9am – 9pm.Price: Adults $24, youths (7-17) $15, children under 7 free.How to get there: Subway World Trade Center. Located at the World Trade Center ‘Ground Zero’ site, in lower Manhattan. MOMAThe New York Museum of Modern Art is quite simply one of the world’s great temples to modern art, with Modernist works from all around the globe. As well as 150,000 pieces of art, the collection is said to include more than 20,000 films and millions of movie stills. On display are European masters Picasso, Dali and Van Gogh, as well as North American artists in a gallery all art buffs will want to spend more than a single day at. Don’t miss… American painter Jackson Pollock’s seminal and remarkable work, One: Number 31, 1950.Opening times: Daily 10.30am – 5.30pm (Fridays open late to 8pm).Price: Adults $25, under 17s free.How to get there: Subway 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Centre. MOMA is just south of Central Park, near the Rockefeller Center and not far from Times Square. Renwick Hospital RuinsOK so it’s not technically a museum, but these crumbling Gothic ruins offer a fascinating glance into the social history of New York. The abandoned Renwick Hospital was originally opened in 1856 and treated some 7000 smallpox patients in the days when the disease ravaged the local population. You can’t go inside, but are allowed to walk around the decaying building, which is eerily lit-up at night and prone to mysterious noises. This might explain why it’s also been lauded with the crown of ‘most haunted attraction in NYC‘.Opening times: No official opening hours as such, but those with a nervous disposition may want to stick to the daytime…Price: Free (view from the outside).How to get there: Renwick Hospital is on Roosevelt Island. Take the F line on the subway and walk south along West Road to E Road. The hospital will be on your right.center_img Jewish MuseumHoused in an elegant Fifth Avenue mansion, this collection is dedicated to the “enjoyment, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people”. Its 30,000 exhibits explore everything from archaeological artefacts and beautiful costumes, through to challenging and inspirational works by modern Jewish artists. They also host the New York Jewish Film Festival here every January.Opening times: Sunday to Tuesday 11am – 5.45pm, Thursday 11am – 8pm and Friday to Saturday 11am – 5.45pm.Price: Adults $15, under 19s free.How to get there: Subway 92 Street Y. The museum is located on the east side of Central Park, four blocks north of the Guggenheim. Don’t miss… A range of illuminating free tours are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.![The Jewish Museum, New York](http://content.skyscnr.com/9ae59310fa8b0a846ff4aba4b1f1e190/jewish-museum-nyc.jpeg”The Jewish Museum, New York”)New York’s best small museumsBeen there, done that? If MoMa or the Met are just a bit mainstream for you, read on for some crowd-free alternative museums in NYC, perfect for filling an afternoon…MmuseummWord of mouth travels fast in NYC, so what may well be the world’s smallest museum is not as much of a secret attraction as it once was. That said, this one-room oddity, housed in an elevator shaft, is certainly an alternative experience to the cavernous halls of the Natural History Museum. Filled with unexpected trinkets like ISIS currency, objects designed for the blind and a topical look at the phenomenon of Donald Trump, the rotating programme of ‘seasons’ ensure there’s always something worth queuing up for (only three people are allowed in the space at a time!).Opening times: Thursdays and Friday 6 to 9pm, Saturdays and Sunday 12pm to 6pm.Price: Free, with a suggested donation.How to get there: Cortlandt Alley, Tribeca (off Broadway). Get the subway to Canal Street. Search New York hotelsWant more things to see and do in NYC? We’ve got a few suggestions…24 hours in Manhattan: a video city guideGot a stopover in New York? Have the perfect day in NYC with our super-fast tour of all the major sights of Manhattan.10 best things to eat in New York – and the best places to eat themOur gourmet guide to eating your way around the Big Apple.11 best things to do in New York for freeSave some cents on your New York City break with our guide to the best free things to do.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Museum of the Moving ImageFocused on the history, technology and development of the moving image in America, this classic New York attraction works for all visitors, from eight to 80 year-olds, as it covers computer games and digital gadgets with some well-designed interactive exhibits, as well as early cinema. The main collection, known as Behind the Screen, gives you a clue to the unique appeal of this museum, and you can spend a surprising number of hours delving into the glory of film production in all its stages and guises.Don’t miss… The regular film screenings. Check the website for details of what’s coming up.Opening times: Wednesdays to Thursdays: 10.30am – 5pm, Fridays: 10.30am – 8pm. Saturdays and Sundays: 11.30am – 7pm.Price: Adults $15, children 3-17 $7, under 3s free. Fridays 4pm-8pm free admission.How to get there: Subway Steinway Street. Museum located in Astoria in Midtown Manhattan.![Museum of the Moving Image, New York](http://content.skyscnr.com/26a2434788b8039701f31b324eb6cb7b/moving-image-museum.jpeg”Museum of the Moving Image, New York”)The New Museum of Contemporary ArtMore commonly known as just ‘The New Museum’, this hotbed of cutting-edge New York culture is a must for visiting hipsters. Starting life in the 1970s but relocating to a specially-commissioned building on the Bowery in 2002, the space itself is a work of art: a seven-storey, $50-million stack of gleaming white boxes, crafted by the Tokyo architects Sejima and SANAA. Ever unafraid to host unconventional and daring artworks, from the likes of Tom Doyle and Arleen Schloss, there’s also a constantly refreshed programme of events and conferences, many of which are free. Prefer hip city breaks to beach holidays? We’ve got five more US cities, teeming with unusual art spaces and caffeine stops in minimalist cafés for you to check out.Don’t miss… The free tours at 12.30pm, Wednesday to Sunday. Be sure to book on arrival.Opening times: Wednesday 11am – 6pm, Thursday 11am – 9pm, Friday to Sunday 11am – 6pm.Price: Adults $16, under 20s free.How to get there: Subway 2nd Avenue. Another centrally-located Manhattan museum, you’ll find it near St Patrick’s Old Cathedral. Want to get off Museum Mile? Scroll to the bottom of the page for our pick of the best small and alternative museums in New York.The Metropolitan Museum of ArtThough at the top of everyone’s New York museum list, ‘The Met’ is a bit of a misnomer these days. As well as the landmark and truly colossal museum on Fifth Avenue (which dates back to 1870), there is also the Met Breuer and Met Cloisters, with one ticket gaining entry to all three. The original collection is the largest art museum in the United States, covering over 5,000 years of art from all corners of the globe. It sweeps from Egyptian artefacts, through to medieval weapons and on to avant garde art, and includes the relocated sandstone Temple of Dendur, which once overlooked the River Nile.Don’t miss… The newly-opened Met Breuer (as of March 2016), which offers a more contemporary experience of exciting local talent and international artists. Current exhibits include Indian artist Nasreen Mohamedi and Unfinished, a fascinating collection of unfinished works, both intentional and otherwise, by various artists over the ages.Opening times: Sunday to Thursday 10am – 5.30pm, Friday to Saturday 10am – 9pm.Price: Adults $25, children under 12 free. (Note – admission fee only a suggested donation).How to get there: Subway 86th Street. The main museum is in Central Park, and a key stop on New York’s Museum Mile. For more on things to do in the park and other green spaces in NYC, check out this article. RelatedNuit Blanche; white night events around the worldNuit Blanche; white night events around the worldThe best things to see and do in New YorkOff to the Big Apple? Stop everything and read our ultimate travel guide. In a city so big and so iconic, it’s hard to know where to begin. We’ve rounded up the top sights plus a few you won’t have heard of, hotels for every budget and some of the…Amsterdam’s best museums and galleriesWant to know how the humble tulip changed the Netherlands forever or what life on a Dutch houseboat is really like? Go beyond the Rijksmuseum and other well-known attractions, and there really is a museum or gallery for absolutely everyone in Amsterdam. We’ve curated a collection of the best for…last_img read more

Bangkok Thailand – Reported by Elite Traveler th

first_imgBangkok, Thailand – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineSix Senses Bangkok Hub, Soneva Fushi, Six Senses’ flagship resort, has installed a 70kW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant system that has achieved eight months of successful operation. It is the largest renewable energy plant currently operating in the Maldives, a country that has brought international attention to the issue of global warming and rising sea levels.Zero carbon commitment “This is a significant first step in achieving our commitment of a net zero carbon footprint for Soneva Fushi by 2012 as well as supporting the carbon reduction goals of the Maldives government,” said Sonu Shivdasani, CEO and Chairman of Six Senses. “We are hoping that our example will lead other resorts in the Maldives and other island grids around the world to also pursue solar PV as a low cost clean energy alternative.”Made in Germany, built by Maldivians The ‘grid parity’ system, the first in the region to use best of breed thin film PV panels, was fabricated in easy-to-assemble kit form by Beck Electric of Germany. The entire system, including tools required for assembly, was shipped to the Maldives in a 40 foot container and installed in two weeks by a team of 10 local workers, none of whom had worked with glass or solar panels before.The panels have been discreetly assembled in the middle of the island’s jungle and are visible only when guests are given guided tours of the resort’s impressive recycling, waste to wealth ‘Eco Centro’.A blueprint for the future This innovative kit-based approach removed the dependence on experienced overseas contractors whilst providing islanders with renewable energy expertise. This approach provides a blueprint for smaller, poorer communities throughout the world to generate much-needed clean energy at a cost below diesel generated electricity.Dr. Lounette Dyer, who leads the Six Senses renewable energy efforts, said, “This project proves that solar PV doesn’t just make good environmental sense, it also makes good economic sense. Solar PV is no longer only a luxury of rich nations with high subsidies. It is now a necessity for poor developing countries that require energy to advance and are tied to global oil prices.”Plans to quadruple the system Following a successful trial period the company now plans to quadruple the size of the system in 2010 to provide almost half the resort’s electricity.www.sixsenses.comlast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jan 9, 2018 3:11 pm PDT Last Updated Jan 10, 2018 at 4:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Catherine Deneuve, others defend men’s ‘right’ to seduce PARIS – French movie star Catherine Deneuve and other prominent French women say men are being unfairly targeted by sexual misconduct allegations and should be free to hit on women.Deneuve was among about 100 performers, scholars and others who signed an open letter published Tuesday by the newspaper Le Monde saying the “legitimate protest against sexual violence” stemming from the Harvey Weinstein scandal has gone too far and threatens hard-won sexual freedoms.The letter reflects France’s mixed feelings about widespread accusations of systematic sexual misconduct by powerful men in multiple countries in recent months.France is home to famed feminists and its own “me too” movement, and the Deneuve-signed letter drew much criticism. However many people echo Deneuve’s concerns of a new “puritanism” that goes against French traditions of seduction.center_img FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, Catherine Deneuve attends the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund Gala honoring Louis Vuitton artistic director of women’s collections Nicolas Ghesquiere, at Alice Tully Hall in New York. Deneuve was among about 100 performers, scholars and others who signed an open letter published Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, by the newspaper Le Monde saying the “legitimate protest against sexual violence” stemming from the Harvey Weinstein scandal has gone too far and threatens hard-won sexual freedoms. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) last_img read more

Reaction to ABCs cancellation of its hit reboot o

first_img Reaction to ABC’s cancellation of its hit reboot of “Roseanne” after star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet that referred to former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the “Planet of the Apes”:“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.” — ABC Entertainment chief Channing Dungey, in a statement.“There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing.” — Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Co. Robert Iger, via Twitter.“I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste.” — Roseanne Barr, via Twitter, before ABC’s decision was announced. In another tweet: “I apologize. I am now leaving Twitter.”“Don’t feel sorry for me, guys!!-I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people,and wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet.” — Barr in a tweet late Tuesday.“I’m fine. I’m worried about the people out there who don’t have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defence.” — Jarrett, speaking during an MSNBC town hall on race Tuesday evening.“Thank you, @ABCNetwork. You did the right thing. There is not any room in our society for racism or bigotry.” — Civil rights activist and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, via Twitter.“Roseanne Barr’s comments were appalling and reminiscent of horrific time in our history when racism was not only acceptable but promoted by Hollywood. We applaud ABC for taking a stand against racism by cancelling ‘Roseanne.’ We commend the network and … Dungey for placing the values of diversity, inclusion and respect for humanity above ratings.” — NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson, in a statement.“you can take @RoseanneOnABC out of racism but you can’t take the racism out of @therealroseanne …” — Don Cheadle, via Twitter.“Roseanne Barr’s vicious personal attack on former Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett came out of nowhere and cost Ms. Barr and the entire staff of her program their jobs. @ABC/@Disney could not continue with the show without insulting millions of Americans.” — Bill O’Reilly, via Twitter.“I’m glad Roseanne is cancelled. The backlash to its cancellation is going to be a deafening nightmare. Nothing good has come of this entire thing.” — Kumail Nanjiani of “The Big Sick,” via Twitter.“#Rosanneis who she tells you she is with every comment and tweet.” — Josh Gad, via Twitter.“On behalf of all the writers and producers, we worked incredibly hard to create an amazing show. I was personally horrified and saddened by the comments and in no way do they reflect the values of the people who worked so hard to make this the iconic show that it is.” — ‘Roseanne’ executive producer and co-show-runner Bruce Helford, in a statement released through his agent.“We are all greatly distressed by the disgraceful and unacceptable tweet from Roseanne Barr this morning. What she wrote is antithetical to our core values, both as individuals and as an agency. Consequently, we have notified her that we will not represent her. Effective immediately, Roseanne Barr is no longer a client.” — ICM Partners, Roseanne Barr’s talent agency, in a statement.“So proud of @ABCNetwork for having the ethical compunction to cancel #Rosanne despite the show’s huge numbers. We too make a show about a middle class family , come and watch us instead #speechless @Speechless_ABC” — Minnie Driver, via Twitter.“Thank you Channing Dungey!” — Viola Davis, via Twitter.“But honestly she got what she deserved. As I tell my 4 year old, one makes a choice with one’s actions. Roseanne made a choice. A racist one. ABC made a choice. A human one.” — Shonda Rhimes, via Twitter.“For the record, this is Channing Dungey. Sitting on top of your world like a Queen in full judgement of your garbage and taking it out. #Roseanne” — Ava DuVernay, via Twitter, with a photo of ABC Entertainment chief Channing Dungey.“This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we’ve created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love— one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member.” ”Roseanne” co-star Sara Gilbert, via Twitter. In another tweet: “Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least.”“I am hurt, embarrassed, and disappointed. The racist and distasteful comments from Roseanne are inexcusable.” ‘Roseanne’ co-star Emma Kenney, via Twitter. In another tweet: “As I called my manager to quit working on Roseanne, I was told it was cancelled. I feel so empowered by @iamwandasykes , Channing Dungey and anyone at ABC standing up for morals and abuse of power. Bullies will NEVER win.”“I support ABC’s decision to cancel the show in the wake of Roseanne Barr’s most recent reprehensible tweets. Our goal was to promote constructive discussion about the issues that divide us. It represented the work of hundreds of talented people. I hope the good work done is not totally eclipsed by these abhorrent and offensive comments, and that Roseanne seeks the help she so clearly needs.” — statement from “Roseanne” executive producer Tom Werner. by The Associated Press Posted May 29, 2018 8:49 pm PDT Last Updated May 29, 2018 at 11:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Roseanne Barr participates in the “Roseanne” panel during the Disney/ABC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. ABC canceled its hit reboot of “Roseanne” on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, following star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet that referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the “Planet of the Apes.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) center_img Celebrities, activists, and Barr react to ‘Roseanne’ newslast_img read more

NEW YORK NY – A retrospective of the late Charl

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – A retrospective of the late Charles Krauthammer’s speeches and writings will come out Dec. 4.Crown Forum announced Tuesday that “The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavours” will include both political and personal thoughts and an introduction from his son, Daniel Krauthammer, with whom the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist had been working on the new book at the time of his death.A leading conservative voice for decades, Charles Krauthammer died June 21 after a battle with cancer. He was 68. A previous collection of his work, “Things That Matter,” came out in 2013 and sold more than 1 million copies.“In this book, as in ‘Things That Matter,’ my father applied his worldview to a breathtaking range of subjects: not just foreign policy, not just domestic, not just social issues, not just issues of art and taste. To everything,” Daniel Krauthammer writes in the introduction. “And all of it animated by common principles that give it both enlightening reason and moving beauty. His writing broadens one’s thinking and stirs the emotions and shows their essential connection. That is why I think his books will last far beyond the immediacy of today’s politics … and I believe his words will continue to push the world in a better direction for ages to come.”Charles Krauthammer was a longtime Washington, D.C., resident and columnist for The Washington Post. For “The Point of It All,” Krauthammer was represented by Washington attorney Robert Barnett, whose clients have ranged from former President Barack Obama to House Speaker Paul Ryan. This cover image released by Crown Forum shows “The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors,” by Charles Krauthammer. The retrospective of the late Krauthammer’s speeches and writings will come out Dec. 4. (Crown Forum via AP) by The Associated Press Posted Sep 18, 2018 5:44 am PDT Last Updated Sep 18, 2018 at 6:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img New Charles Krauthammer anthology coming Dec. 4last_img read more

by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 3 2018 601

first_img by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 3, 2018 6:01 am PDT Last Updated Oct 3, 2018 at 7:41 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Author Rawi Hage poses in Toronto on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, as he promotes his new novel “Beirut Hellfire Society.” Acclaimed novelists Hage and Miriam Toews are among the finalists for this year’s Governor General’s Literary Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young Hage, Toews among finalists for Governor General’s Literary Awardscenter_img OTTAWA – Acclaimed novelists Rawi Hage and Miriam Toews are among the finalists for this year’s Governor General’s Literary Awards.Montreal-based Hage made the cut in the fiction category for “Beirut Hellfire Society” (Knopf Canada), which is also a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.The book features the son of an undertaker in war-torn Beirut in 1978.Toronto-based Toews, who won the Governor General’s prize in 2004 for “A Complicated Kindness,” is in the running this time for “Women Talking” (Knopf Canada).Toews’ novel is based on the real-life rapes of women in a remote Mennonite community in Bolivia.Other fiction finalists for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards include Calgary’s Joshua Whitehead for “Jonny Appleseed” (Arsenal Pulp Press), Sarah Henstra of Toronto with “The Red Word” (ECW Press), and Montreal’s Paige Cooper for the short story collection “Zolitude” (Biblioasis).In the non-fiction category, finalists include Terese Marie Mailhot of Seabird Island, B.C., for “Heart Berries: A Memoir” (Doubleday Canada), which also made the short list for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction.The non-fiction contenders also include “Dead Reckoning: How I Came to Meet the Man Who Murdered My Father” (Arsenal Pulp Press) by Carys Cragg of Port Coquitlam, B.C., and “Homes: A Refugee Story” (Freehand Books) by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah with Winnie Yeung of Edmonton.Also making the cut is “Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age” (Douglas & McIntyre) by Darrel J. McLeod of Sooke, B.C., and “The Wife’s Tale: A Personal History” (Knopf Canada) by Aida Edemariam of Oxford, England.A total of 70 Canadian books in seven categories are up for this year’s awards, which are administered by the Canada Council for the Arts and honour titles in both English and French.The poetry short list comprises: “Because: A Lyric Memoir” (W.W. Norton & Company) by Joshua Mensch of Prague; Winnipeg’s Jason Stefanik for “Night Became Years” (Coach House Books); “The Blue Clerk” (McClelland & Stewart) by Toronto’s Dionne Brand; “This Wound is a World” (Frontenac House) by Billy-Ray Belcourt of Edmonton; and Cecily Nicholson of Burnaby, B.C., for “Wayside Sang” (Talonbooks).Peer assessment committees chose the finalists from close to 1,400 titles submitted for consideration.The awards hand out a total annual prize value of $450,000.Each winner receives $25,000, while the publisher of each winning book receives $3,000 to support promotional activities. Non-winning finalists each receive $1,000.last_img read more

by The Associated Press Posted Dec 11 2018 12

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Dec 11, 2018 12:39 pm PDT AP names its Breakthrough Entertainers of 2018 A scene-stealer from “Crazy Rich Asians.” A teen actress who brought aching realism to a movie about adolescence. A boundary-breaking country star. And a comedian who used everything from laughter to rage to make a searing statement on women and society.Awkwafina, Elsie Fisher, Kane Brown and Hannah Gadsby are among the eight performers whose distinguished work earned them a spot on The Associated Press’ annual Breakthrough Entertainers list. Other honorees for 2018 are Henry Golding, Ella Mai, Natasha Rothwell and John David Washington.Their contributions were as varied as the entertainers themselves.For Golding, it was his first film role in one of the year’s most talked about movies, the hit “Crazy Rich Asians.” But for Washington, who is part of an acting family and has been acting for a few years, it was his key starring role in “BlacKkKlansman” that made him a standout.New Grammy nominee Mai breathed new life into R&B with hits like “Boo’d Up” and “Trip.” And Rothwell’s writing and acting on the third season of “Insecure” not only elicited guffaws, but poignant moments as well.It’s hard to imagine what entertainment might have looked like without them in 2018. Thankfully, we don’t have to — and we have more of their work to look forward to in the years to come.The Associated Presscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

July 4 2003 HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY To this repor

first_imgJuly 4, 2003HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY: To this reporter it seems important to acknowledge the steady, every day persistence in good solid work as the true basis for any independence. Whether the insistence to be free of oppression, or simple daily toil, only consistency in the approach yields any result. Here at Arcosanti our foundry crew is a good example. The production of bells is a tough job, especially in the hot summer month. The foundry crew produces bells five days a week with 3 or 4 heats [bronze pours] every day, molding, pouring, cleaning, drilling and assembling. [Photo & text: sa] Crewmember Jim Huth impresses a design into the silt form. [Photo & text: sa] Design detail. [Photo & text: sa] The crew at work. [Photo & text: sa] Crewmember Melinda Barnadas. [Photo & text: sa] The crew takes turns to pour the bronze. This time Andrew Kle [middle] is guiding the crucible with Melinda tailing. [Photo & text: sa] Tom Sargent and James Moscovic are shoveling, a stand-by security incase any bronze tries to escape. [Photo & text: sa] >>left>> The bells get cleaned, brushed and extra flashing is ground away. >>right>> Crewmember Sarah Merando assembles some of the bells. [Photo & text: sa] With beautiful designs and a clean sound, Soleri bells are a trademark all over the world of a courageous endeavor. There is not much romance in a repetative job, but the steady labour of this foundry crew insures in large part the ‘Independence’ to continue a dream, the slow but steady building of Soleri’s ‘Urban Laboratory’ here at Arcosanti. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

Paul Sprawl returned to Arcosanti to provide music

first_img Paul Sprawl returned to Arcosanti to provide musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday evening. Other entertainment highlights were music by David Whitley and a Fire performance by Flam Chen. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & text: sa] The event took place in the lovely setting of the Colly Soleri Music Center. A report on the Arco Team follows on 6/3. [Photo & text: sa] June 2, 2005 The 5th Annual POETRY SLAM was organized by Jewel Blackfeather and Ira Murfin, and once again with Grandmaster Dan Seaman in charge of the microphone. The competition was fast and furious, with some of the most intense poetry. Team X-Hosts from Mesa, team Mesa National, team Hang-over Express from Phoenix, team Loose Nuts from Phoenix, team Justice League from Phoenix, team Tucson, Prescott, team Flag Slam from Flagstaff, team NORAZ and the Arcosanti team competed for bragging rights and a trophy poured in bronze during a night pour in the Arcosanti Foundry on this same day. [Photo & text: sa] center_img The audience was treated to a very funny Comedy Improv Feature by the Worlds Greatest Shakespeare Company. [Photo & text: sa] last_img read more

Pictured here is Paolo Soleri and his publicist a

first_imgPictured here is Paolo Soleri, and his publicist and editor, Lissa McCullough, Ph.D. Lissa acted as a facilitator for this wonderful dialogue on the implementation and implications of sustainable living.  [photo & text: Logan Bier] July 8, 2011A group of 25 individuals from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona visited Arcosanti as part of a four week program titled “Rethinking the Land Ethic”. The group, comprised of participants from across the country, spent an hour in the Soleri Archives to discuss sustainability and the concept of Arcology with Paolo Soleri. Represented were perspectives from ethicists, philosophers, art teachers, and other educators.  Read more about NEH, NAU and their programs on sustainability here: http://tinyurl.com/3btzsf9center_img The group was led by co-directors Joan McGregor, Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University, and Dan Shilling, with the ASU Institute for Humanities Research.  [photo & text: Logan Bier]last_img read more

Supreme Court ponders law to improve gender balance

first_imgThe full bench of the Supreme Court on Monday reserved its decision to a later date after hearing arguments for and against a law of which the stated aim is to improve the gender balance in public-law entities.In April 2016 parliament voted for the amendment of the Certain Legal Entities of Public Law (Appointment of the Board of Directors) Law of 1988 to ensure that 30 per cent of either sex will be represented on boards of directors.President Nicos Anastasiades subsequently referred the amended law to the Supreme Court to decide whether or not it conflicts with the constitution.In court on Monday, the lawyer representing the president argued that the amended law may conflict with Article 28 of the constitution which, in subsection (1) provides that: “All persons are equal before the law, the administration and justice and are entitled to equal protection thereof and treatment thereby.”Moreover, Article 28(2) provides that “every person shall enjoy all the rights and liberties provided for in this Constitution without any direct or indirect discrimination against any person on the grounds of…sex.”The president’s side argued that in passing this law parliament had acted in breach of the separation of powers between the executive and the legislature.Citing statistics from various studies, the lawyer conceded that gender equality is a problem in Cyprus – but said that forcing public-law organisations to impose gender-based quotas on appointments would constitute a positive discrimination measure.Implementing the law could lead to unequal treatment of persons who otherwise possess the same qualifications, skills and experience, the president’s side said.And enforcing the law would ultimately not achieve the desired objective – improving the gender balance – since gender inequality in Cyprus is the result of entrenched mentalities.For her part, the lawyer representing parliament rejected the notion that the law constitutes positive discrimination. All the law does, argued Anastasia Papadopoulou, is oblige the cabinet to recognise gender equality and the need for both sexes to be represented in decision-making centres.According to Papadopoulou, over the past 20 years women have been under-represented, accounting for only nine per cent of appointments on the boards of public-law entities.And this, she added, at a time when there are more women than men in the population, a higher percentage of women than men possess college-level education, and when women account for about half the labour force.The court said it would deliver its decision at a later date.Just before dissolving ahead of the legislative elections last April, opposition parties in the House had passed 16 bills which the president refused to sign off on and referred to the Supreme Court.So far, the Supreme Court has ruled as unconstitutional eight of the bills. You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Turkeys stance the reason for non solution Anastasiades says

first_imgTurkey’s intransigent stance and its persistence on the continuation of the guarantees system and the maintenance of Turkish troops in Cyprus, did not allow for a compromise to be found at the Cyprus talks in Crans-Montana, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Sunday.Speaking at the national memorial service for the hero Evagoras Papachristoforou, the president said that the Greek Cypriot side had made every effort to achieve a solution of the Cyprus problem during the talks in Switzerland.Unfortunately, he said, despite the efforts, Turkey, once more, maintained the same stance it holds for 43 years now, regardless of who would be the President, or which would be the policy of the Greek Cypriot side.Noting that progress was achieved and hopes were high, he said that in the end it was ascertained that the main reason for the non-achievement of a solution was no other than the Turkish policies, aspirations and attitude.Those involved in the efforts to reach a solution, must finally realise that the creation of a truly independent, sovereign and normal state in Europe can not go hand in hand with the continuation of the anachronistic system of the 1960 guarantees or any intervention rights or any dependence of any of the two communities.The president reassured that he would continue to express the willingness of Cypriot Hellenism, for the creation of those circumstances that would allow for the resumption of the dialogue adding that those who have influence on Turkey should prepare the Conference on Cyprus in such a way, so that we are not faced with the same circumstances as in Crans-Montana, where it was necessary ‘in one night to determine if and to what extent the Turks meant what they were saying to their interlocutors or publicly, through a positive rhetoric”.He added that the efforts of the Greek Cypriot side were focused on creating a viable and functional state without occupation troops or guarantees, a European state that will function just like any other EU state.‘We seek for a solution that would allow Cypriots to decide on the future of their country and not on the basis of the policies of any third country and, in particular Turkey”, he concluded.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Free state healthcare for university students Updated

first_imgThe cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal by which all university students in Cyprus will receive free healthcare at state hospitals, Education Minister Costas Kadis said.Speaking to reporters after a cabinet session, Kadis said the body decided to satisfy “a long-standing demand of our students for free healthcare”.He added that discussions on the issue had been held between the health, finance and education ministries, during which it was found that the measure’s cost was “fully manageable”. The minister said he plans to meet with student union Pofen to formally announce the cabinet decision.He did not say what the cost would be.Kadis said it is not expected to be very high, but will eventually depend on the number of students opting to receive healthcare at state hospitals.Students who are chronic patients, he added, are anyway covered by the existing system, thus the new decision covers mainly students who are “at an age and stage in their life with the least healthcare demands”.All students whether in public or private universities are covered he said..Reacting to the announcement, Akel-affiliated student union Proodeftiki said restoring free healthcare for students, which the government revoked in April 2013, has been a constant demand since.“After four years of demanding the restoration of this injustice, our students are now eligible for something that was previously taken for granted,” the union said.“However, it is at least provocative for the government to make this move after 4.5 years of mockery. In our view, free healthcare should never have been taken away from students.”The government’s announcement also prompted reaction by the Citizens’ Alliance, which linked the measure with the upcoming presidential election in January, accusing the administration of President Nicos Anastasiades of “continuing its pre-election vote-seeking perks”.“It was the university students’ turn, who will be entitled to free healthcare at state hospitals,” the statement said.“We welcome the decision. But it comes at a time when public hospitals are reeling because of the economic crisis, which has driven the public to private hospitals.”Health matters, the party said, are best kept away from the election campaign.“For better or worse, several other issues lend themselves to campaign clashes,” it said.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoMBA Degrees | Search AdsMBA Programs Online – See For YourselfMBA Degrees | Search AdsUndo 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