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IndiGo promoters spat out in open Gangwal alleges Bhatia governance lapses

first_imgNew Delhi: Differences between the promoters of the country’s largest airline IndiGo came into public on Tuesday with Rakesh Gangwal alleging serious governance lapses by co-founder Rahul Bhatia who had earlier termed his demands as unreasonable. With the issues brewing for nearly a year, Gangwal has sought markets regulator Sebi’s intervention to address the problems. In a filing to the stock exchanges, InterGlobe Aviation, the parent form of IndiGo, said its board of directors has received a letter from Gangwal and Sebi has also sought a response on the letter. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepThe markets regulator has been probing the matter since reports surfaced about differences between the promoters in May, sources said. “Sebi has in the meantime asked the company to give its response to this letter by July 19, 2019, with which the company will comply,” the filing said. Alleging that the company has “started veering off” from the core principles and values of governance, Gangwal has said that even a “paan ki dukaan” (betel shop) would have managed matters with more grace. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsFlagging concerns about certain questionable Related Party Transactions (RPTs), Gangwal said the shareholders’ agreement provides his long-time friend Bhatia unusual controlling rights over IndiGo. “Beyond just questionable Related Party Transactions, various fundamental governance norms and laws are not being adhered to and this is inevitably going to lead to unfortunate outcomes, unless effective measures are taken today,” the letter said. Gangwal and his affiliates have around 37 per cent stake in InterGlobe Aviation while Bhatia and his affiliates (IGE Group) have about 38 per cent.last_img read more

Governor Generals Performing Arts Awards Tegan and Sara Geneviève Bujold Angela Hewitt

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Calgary indie pop duo Tegan and Sara are receiving this year’s National Arts Centre Award, as part of the 2018 Governor General’s Performing Art Awards.Actor Geneviève Bujold, concert pianist Angela Hewitt and producer Andrew Alexander are among this year’s six laureates for the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award (GGPAA) for lifetime artistic achievement, the foundation behind the Canadian culture honour announced Thursday in Ottawa.The annual awards recognize the excellence and career achievement of Canadian performing artists, including actors, filmmakers, dancers and musicians. Facebook Advertisementlast_img

Boushie case looms over Quebec Indigenous inquiry as Montreal hearings begin

first_imgThe Canadian Press MONTREAL – An inquiry that has been examining discrimination experienced by Indigenous Quebecers at the hands of the public service began hearings in Montreal on Monday, with a high-profile Saskatchewan court ruling looming large over the proceedings.Sedalia Fazio, a Mohawk elder originally from Kahnawake who presided over the opening prayer, said the timing of the hearings was difficult given the verdict in the Colten Boushie case.A jury deliberated 13 hours before finding Gerald Stanley not guilty last Friday of second-degree murder in Boushie’s slaying.Fazio said the Boushie case made her own presence at Monday’s hearing difficult, “when my people are hurting so bad, when we feel such injustice right now.”A Montreal vigil in support of the Boushie family is planned for Tuesday afternoon.Fazio said that feeling of injustice in the 2016 death of Boushie, a resident of the Red Pheasant First Nation, brought back memories of her own son’s experience with law enforcement.She said he was beaten by police in Montreal in a shoplifting incident just after the Oka Crisis in 1990 when he was about 13 years old and that she has little doubt he would have been treated differently if not for his Indigenous background.“The killing of Colten brought back so many bad memories for me,” Fazio said. “Yes, he (her son) was doing something he shouldn’t have been doing, but he was 13 years old.“He had four policemen on him. I have pictures of my son with boot prints on his head.”The Quebec inquiry, announced in December 2016, was mandated to look into the way Indigenous Peoples are treated by the police, the province’s youth protection agency, the public health department as well as the justice and correctional systems.It came on the heels of allegations of mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples living in northwestern Quebec.Last Friday, the province announced the commission, chaired by retired Quebec Superior Court justice Jacques Viens, will have its mandate extended by 10 months.It had requested the extra time to ensure it could hear from as many people as possible.Viens has already made several recommendations, but a final report is now due in the hands of the provincial government in September 2019.During the next phase, which includes this two-week session and another two weeks of proceedings in Montreal next month, the inquiry will hear from citizens and their personal experiences with authorities.Etuk Kasulluaq, 27, testified Monday to being seriously hurt by police last year after an arrest for breaking conditions by drinking alcohol.Currently detained, he alleged he was thrown down a flight of stairs by police during an arrest and then left naked in a cell during a subsequent arrest in Puvirnituq, an Inuit village in Nunavik.The Viens inquiry has already heard from 131 witnesses over 47 days – mainly expert-type witnesses – in Val-d’Or, about 530 kilometres northwest of Montreal.Quebec’s Indigenous communities are made up of 11 distinct nations, with many living in an urban setting.“We are starting to hear more and more from those everyday citizens,” Viens said.last_img read more

Algerias Presidential Plane Takes Polisario Leader to South Africa

Rabat – Algeria has once again offered its presidential plane to transport the Polisario leader, Brahim Ghali, to Johannesburg for the swearing-in ceremony of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.Ghali arrived in Johannesburg’s airport on Friday, May 24, at the invitation of the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, re-elected for a new term, whose swearing-in took place on Saturday.Ghali was received at the South African Ministry of Foreign Affairs by a number of high ranking South African officials including the Director of African Affairs and the Middle East. On March 25, Algeria made its presidential plane available to transport the Polisario leader to Pretoria to attend a conference of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).Despite this move and its financial, political, diplomatic and military support for the Polisario, Algeria keeps claiming that it has no vested interests in the Western Sahara conflict and it seeks only to help the Saharawis to “exercise their right to self-determination.”Read also: Spain’s Highest Court to Extend Human Rights Abuse Investigation of Polisario LeaderFor over a decade, Algeria has forged an anti-Morocco alliance with South Africa to thwart Moroccan efforts to achieve a political solution to the conflict that safeguards Rabat’s sovereignty over Western Sahara.South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa is a true supporter of the Polisario Front and claims that he “stands for the struggle of Sahrawi people for freedom and independence.”Relations between South Africa and Morocco have fluctuated since 2004 when Morocco withdrew their ambassador to South Africa due to South Africa’s Pretoria recognizing the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). read more

Toronto stock market goes higher on rising gold BlackBerry stock

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 12, 2013 9:06 am MDT Toronto stock market goes higher on rising gold, BlackBerry stock TORONTO – The Toronto stock market ended higher Monday as the gold and materials sectors gained traction and shares of BlackBerry rose nearly 11 per cent on news that the smartphone maker has launched a strategic alternatives plan.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 52.14 points to 12,594.27. The Canadian dollar was off 0.08 of a cent to 97.06.Shares of BlackBerry (TSX:BB) rose $1.08 to $11.13 as the struggling Waterloo, Ont.-based company said it’s weighing its options and has brought in a committee to assess strategic alternatives, which could include its sale or entering into a joint venture. The stock hit an intraday high of $11.25, which is still well below its 52-week record of $18.49.BlackBerry’s strategic review will be headed by Timothy Dattels, who joined BlackBerry’s board last year and is a senior partner at TPG Capital, one of the world’s largest private equity firms.The announcement comes amid unconfirmed reports that the company may go private — a move that could result in one or more investors buying out other shareholders and delisting the stock.Meanwhile, the gold sector on the TSX was the highest advancer, rising 5.35 per cent, as gold prices continued to climb on gains from last week. The December bullion contract rose $22 to US$1,334.20 an ounce.The materials sector also saw a notable lift, going up 4.23 per cent. Metals and mining was up 2.53 per cent, as September copper was up three cents at US$3.30 a pound. The energy sector slid 0.42 per cent as the September crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange saw an uptick of 14 cents to US$106.11 a barrel.South of the border, U.S. indexes were mixed as the Dow Jones industrials fell 5.83 points to 15,419.68 and the S&P 500 index was 1.95 points lower at 1,689.47. The Nasdaq climbed 9.84 points to 3,669.95, boosted by a rise in Apple Inc. shares after a blog reported the tech company will release its latest iPhone in September.The U.S. Treasury Department reported that it registered a $97.6 billion deficit for July but said it still remains on track to post its lowest annual budget gap in five years.July’s figure raises the deficit for the 2013 budget year to $607.4 billion so far — 37.6 per cent below the $973.8 billion deficit for the first 10 months of the 2012 budget year.The government said steady economic growth, higher taxes, lower government spending and increased dividends from mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have helped shrink the deficit.Craig Fehr, a Canadian market strategist with Edward Jones in St. Louis, Mo., said the release of major economic news is winding down for the rest of the summer.“We’re right in the middle of the dog days of summer,” said Fehr. “Everyone kind of returns from holidays in September to resharpen their pencils. As we look at the markets this week, and more importantly not just this week, volatility is likely to start picking back up.”Fehr said investors will likely take a wait-and-see attitude to what will come in September, particularly if the Fed decides to move on tapering its $85-billion-a-month bond-buyback program.“We have all these things coming in the fall that will likely capture the markets’ attention,” he said.Investors are also anticipating the results of the latest U.S. retail sales figures for July, which will be released Tuesday.How much people are spending can be a key indicator of how stable the economy has become and where it is headed in the near future. Consumers’ confidence is closely watched because their spending accounts for 70 per cent of economic growth in the U.S.In other developments, rewards point operator Aimia Inc. (TSX:AIM) said it has selected TD Bank Group (TSX:TD) as the new primary credit card issuer for Aeroplan. The company says talks regarding a side deal with its longtime partner CIBC (TSX:CM) are ongoing.Aimia shares gained more than four per cent to $15.93 while TD fell 25 cents to $86.41. CIBC was $1.56 higher to $78.47. Aimia is scheduled to release their latest earnings report later Monday.Dollarama Inc. (TSX:DOL) says its chief operating officer is leaving the company to become president and CEO of a California-based discount retailer called 99-cents Only Stores. Chief operating officer Stephane Gonthier will remain with the Montreal-based company for a time to ensure a smooth transition. The company’s shares were down almost $1.84 to $75.99. read more

Usain Bolt Makes Donations To Cancer Charity

Usain Bolt is known for his lightening speed and gold medals, but very rarely is he recognized for his charitable donations to the community; thus, Bolt has made to two big contributions to the British community.He donated a pair of autographed running spikes to nine-year-old Matthew Smith, who is a cancer victim that had to have his leg amputated in April.  Smith is currently learning adjusting to using a prosthetic limb, which he is hopeful that the limb will allow him to return the soccer field and play for Brislington Juniors FC in Bristol.The Olympic champion in the 100 and 200 meters, heard about Smith’s situation from his cousin Vinette Jones.  Jones with Smith’s soccer coach.“I think the story really struck a chord with him,” Jones said.  “Usain is a very quick runner so he thought about what it would like for him to lose a leg.”Bolt’s mother, Jennifer, presented the signed spikes to the family before flying to Jamaica after the London Olympics.The Smith family was shocked and thankful for Bolt’s gratitude.“Having Usain Bolt’s mum come and present Matthew with a signed pair of his spikes was brilliant,” said his father, Colin.  “Matthew really appreciated it and couldn’t believe that one of the biggest superstars in the world had done that for him.”The family has placed the shoes on eBay and hope to raise $1,300 to help go towards medical expenses.Bolt did not just stop his charitable ways with the Smith family, but he recently helped out Great Britain’s Mel Edwards.Edwards, 69, was a reserve for the Great Britain marathon team in 1968 Mexico Olympic Games, was diagnosed six years ago with multiple myeloma and bone marrow cancer.Edwards was able to get Bolt to autograph one of his Jamaican international running tops for his cancer charity. He understands how rare of an opportunity this for his charity.“He only signs three or four vests each year for charitable purposes so I am delighted he has decided to choose my charity,” Edwards said.The top will be auctioned off on Nov. 8 at London’s Dorchester Hotel at a gala dinner for Myeloma UK charity. read more

How a smile in your pocket could help ease depression and anxiety

first_imgScientists now believe that emotions and expressions happen at exactly the same time, so triggering one automatically activates the other. It therefore follows, that smiling, or seeing a smile, even when you don’t feel happy could stimulate happy thoughts, or vice versa. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Mr Elkin said: “We know that smiling is contagious. But is the emotion also contagious? Is happiness contagious as well? That’s what we want to find out.“If you see someone smiling and you consciously try not to smile back at all, and keep a very neutral face, it quickly becomes awkward. Mimicry is inbuilt within is.”The scientists are hoping that thousands of people will sign up to the PocketSmile which takes 20 days. Participants are initially asked about their levels of happiness and depression before being sent images of smiling faces for 10 days and then landscapes for 10 days as a control. It is said that when you smile, the world smiles with you and now neuroscientists are putting the time-worn adage to the test.A new project by University College London is aiming to find out if simply looking at a smiling face could help ease depression and anxiety.Javier Elkin and Dr Parashkev Nachev have developed a new app called PocketSmile which sends a grinning image to smartphones throughout the day in the hope it could actually cheer people up.It follows recent research which suggests that when people see someone smiling, their own smile muscles cannot help but also switch on. The emotion appears to be contagious and it is virtually impossible to avoid mimicking the expression. The PocketSmile app  Javier Elkin center_img The PocketSmile app  The contagion of emotional states is a fundamental feature of human beings. The brain is constantly trying to predict what is going to happen next.Professor Parashkev Nachev If the app is found to have a beneficial effect on mood it could be used as a stop-gap for depressed people while they wait to be referred for therapy, following an initial diagnosis of anxiety of depression.“It is a nudge intervention,” added Mr Elkin.  “Obviously it’s not for people who are severely in need, it’s not supposed to tackle major depression. But if it works the long term goal will be to give people the app while they are waiting for their referral to a professional, because it may take up to two months before they see someone.“This might be able to help them sustain themselves until they can get a referral.”Scientists say emotions and facial expressions act like a ‘push-pull’ effect. If you block a negative emotion, a positive effect comes out.However blocking positive emotions can have the reverse action. Prof Nachev has worked with patients who have complete facial paralysis and it paralyses their emotions.Dr Nachev said: “The reality is an emotion and its expression go hand in hand. So if you alter the expression you may well alter the emotions. The crucial point is that the expression might have an effect on the mood because it runs in parallel, it’s not secondary. The two are tied together.“Not only is having, or inducing a facial expression oneself potentially helpful at changing mood, it’s also the case that you can induce it simply by viewing another face.”It is thought that humans mimic each other to help bonding and also to stay alive. Canned laughter is used in comedies to induce the same response and make jokes sound funnier. In contrast, if you see fear in someone’s face it makes sense to be frightened because whatever is endangering them, could also endanger you.“The contagion of emotional states is a fundamental feature of human beings, added Dr Nachev.“The brain is constantly trying to predict what is going to happen next.”In the future the team hope to work on projects which could alter the sound of the voice to make is sound less anxious, or create an avatar of a person in which they look calmer.“The obvious application for this is call-centre where you can make voices soothing both for yourself and for the other listeners, so even though the call-centre worker is really annoyed or angry he founds perfectly soothing,” added Pro Nachev.“Then we move to the realm of avatars and the idea is we form some kind of reasonably compelling digital representation of yourself which becomes a distorted digital mirror in a way that is beneficial to you.“This isn’t about misrepresenting you to the outside world but it’s about recalibrating the way you think about yourself so as to improve the way we can relate to ourselves.”To take part in the project download the app here  Javier Elkin last_img read more

Solskjaer confident of a top four finish

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United can break into the top four earlier than he anticipated considering their current run of form.United were 11 points adrift the top four when Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December, but having recorded six wins and a draw, the Red Devils find themselves within touching distance of the Champions League places.Despite the tough test ahead with games against Chelsea, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain packed into a 12-day period, the former United striker is optimistic his players would live to the billing.“I feel it’s very [well] equipped,” Solskjaer said via Sky of the squad’s strength heading into February.“We’ve had now six weeks together. We’ve found out what strengths, weaknesses we’ve got.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I think we’ve risen to most of the challenges, maybe, of course, the setback of the two Burnley goals we conceded, maybe they will make us move to the next level because I think we’ve given ourselves a chance now to get into the top four maybe earlier than we thought.“It’s not too many games, there’s still a week between every single one of them but it’s tough opposition. Definitely.“You start with this game against Leicester, Fulham away as well is also a tough one.“Then you’ve got the three big ones you can call it, with PSG, Chelsea, and Liverpool after each other. Then a very hard one, when you think you’ve done with those three, with Palace away. So it’s a tough month – but we’re ready.“I’ve got a big squad, it’s only Marcos Rojo now who’s out for a period, the rest are fit and available.”last_img read more

Week In Review 10151019

first_imgFriday 10/19Audio PlayerFriday-1019.mp3VmFriday-1019.mp300:00RPdAlaska’s Independent Governor Suspends Re-election Bid, Mat-Su Continues Fight With Nikiski Over LNG Site Location, KPBSD Shows Spike In Students Flagged For Risk Of Suicide Monday 10/15Audio PlayerMonday-1015.mp3VmMonday-1015.mp300:00RPdKenai Man’s Sentence Includes Jail In Unlicensed Guiding Case, Treasury Secretary Stops In Alaska For Gas Project Briefing, Soldotna Chamber Updates Council On New Proposed Site Preparation Cost Thursday 10/18Audio PlayerThursday-1018.mp3VmThursday-1018.mp300:00RPdUpcoming Road Closures Expected On The Seward Highway, Kenai Council Passes Request For Summer 2018 Salmon Disaster Declaration, Traffic Lights Turned On At Gas Well And Ciechanski Road, Borough Issues Emergency Funds To Aid Seward Tuesday 10/16Audio PlayerTueday-1016.mp3VmTueday-1016.mp300:00RPdBLM Approves Greater Mooses Tooth 2 Oil And Gas Development Project, Kenai Peninsula Borough Declares State of Emergency For Area Flooding, DOC: Largest Mental Healthcare Provider In State By Defaultcenter_img Wednesday 10/17Audio PlayerWednesday-1017.mp3VmWednesday-1017.mp300:00RPdStudded Tires Legal Across Peninsula, Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunts Open November 1, Flooding In Seward Prompts Emergency Declaration, School Delays Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week.last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday May 23 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Thursday, May 23, 2019:#1) Great Public Gardens Of New EnglandThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a presentation on “The Great Public Gardens Of New England” at 7pm. Spring is the perfect time of year to plan vacations and visits to local public gardens. Join avid gardener, photographer and lecturer Suzanne Mahler, and take a colorful journey through the Coastal Maine, Tower Hill, and Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Elm Bank, Heritage Gardens, and several other lovely public venues. Register HERE.#2) Drop-In MeditationThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding drop-in meditation at 12:30pm. If you’re interested in starting a meditation practice, join technology librarian, Brad McKenna, for his weekly drop-in meditation sessions. It will be a mixture of silent and guided meditations The Insight Timer app will be used so you can continue your practice at home.#3) Wilmington Senior Center’s Annual Art Gallery ShowYou are cordially invited to the Annual Art Gallery Show at the Buzzell Senior Center from 1pm to 3pm. Come view the beautiful acrylics that were created by our painting students. Instructed by Steve Greco. Light refreshments will be served.#4) Abundant Life’s Middle School Drama Club Presents “The Night Connor Turned To StoneThe Abundant Life Christian School Middle School Drama Club presents “The Night Connor Turned To Stone” on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7pm and Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7pm at the school (173 Church Street, Wilmington). The play is an original written by the ALCS Drama Club. =Tickets cost $6 each and can be purchased at the door. Tickets can also be purchased in advance by emailing or by calling the school at 978-657-8710.#5) Tour Of Wilmington Town MuseumThe Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, May 30, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, May 9, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, May 16, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

No Game of Thrones This Year 11 Shows to Watch While You

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Explains Why Arya Ambushed the Night King’Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Predicts Sansa Stark’s Future Stay on targetcenter_img The wait for a new season of Game of Thrones felt especially long last year. Instead of our usual spring premiere, we had to wait until the fall. That’s more than a full year between seasons. By the time the eighth and final season airs, that longer-than-usual wait will seem like happier times. Man, we got two new seasons of Game of Thrones in two consecutive years. How lucky we were. Now that 2018 is here, it’s more and more obvious that there will be no new season of HBO’s fantasy hit this year. The earliest it could possibly air is fall 2018, and HBO probably won’t want excitement for its final season to be tempered by next fall’s new shows. No, we have a long wait ahead of us.On the bright side, it’s the perfect opportunity to find your next TV obsession. After the eight season ends, that’s it. There’s no more Game of Thrones ever. You’ll be glad you used this time to find another TV series to binge and obsess over. Whether you want another fantasy epic, a story of otherworldly politics, or just another long-running genre show to dive into, these 11 options will make the year-plus wait feel just a little shorter.1. VikingsThis History Channel drama has all the conquest and sword battles you’ve been missing since Game Of Thrones ended its seventh season. It follows Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok on his journey from farmer to Scandinavian king. Along the way, he raids England a few times and it’s just about as cool as you’d expect a Viking show to be. Don’t expect the political machinations of Game of Thrones here, though. The story it tells isn’t quite that complex, but it makes up for it with solid character development and a dedication to accurately representing its era. The costumes and sets perfectly capture the period, and though it takes some liberties with actual history, it is a better representation than most historical dramas out there. If you want the spectacle and brutality of Game of Thrones in a (slightly) more grounded setting, Vikings is just what you’re looking for. Plus, I have it on good authority that everyone in it is infuriatingly pretty. So there’s that.2. American GodsThere’s only one season and it’s pretty short, but that just means there’s so much more to come. Bryan Fuller adapted Neil Gaiman’s novel to create one of the best and strangest pieces of modern fantasy in the last year. It follows an ex-con named Shadow who gets pulled into a war between the Old Gods (like Odin, Anansi, Czernobog) and the new (media, technology). For the most part, its a beautifully shot road trip interspersed with period stories about how each god came to America in the first place. As Game of Thrones ends, we’re going to need another long-running fantasy series to obsess over, and American Gods just might fit the bill. The source material is only one book, rather than a whole series, but it made smart deviations that greatly expanded its universe. There’s no reason this couldn’t become a long-running fantasy epic to rival Game of Thrones. Plus, it opens with a huge Viking battle that puts even some of Game of Thrones’s fights to shame.3. OutlanderAnother period drama, this time with some time travel involved. Based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon, it follows a World War II nurse who finds a portal to 1743 Scotland. There, she meets a Highland warrior and is drawn into the Jacobite rebellion. It feels a little like a romance novel at times, but hey, sometimes you just want to watch very attractive people have very attractive sex with each other. Also, since most of the love scenes are directed by women, the lack of a male gaze makes them feel less… pervy than Game of Thrones’s can sometimes be. Outlander combines historic action and drama with the interesting moral dilemmas inherent in time travel. Claire knows the Jacobite uprisings will fail and the people she comes to care about will die. Does she change history to save them, or leave things as they are? It’s fun to see her wrestle with the question over the course of the show. As a bonus, the books are a quick read, so if you miss that smug feeling of knowing what happens before people who just watch the show, you’ll be able to catch up before the fourth season premieres next year.4. SupernaturalAnother modern fantasy series that will almost certainly keep you occupied until the next season of Game of Thrones. Another modern fantasy series, this one follows two impossibly pretty brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester as they travel around the United States (all of which looks like Vancouver, Canada), hunting demons. They get pulled into numerous battles between Heaven and Hell, neither of which have humanity’s best interests at heart. This is the series to watch if you really want to fill the time between now and season eight. It is currently in its 13th season, and shows no sign of stopping. The two lead actors, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, have said they want to keep making the show as long as fans keep watching it. And the series’ creative team will keep making the show as long as the actors want to be in it. This thing is never going to end. They’ll be hunting demons in nursing homes at this rate. Not that anyone will mind. The show took some time to find its footing again after its first major arc completed in season five, but it remains the same fun, stressful, occasionally heartbreaking show it’s always been. Also, the deeper you go into the Supernatural fandom, the more rewarding it becomes. This is a series that is very aware of its fans and plays to them constantly. Get invested in this show, and when Game of Thrones comes back, it’ll be like no time has passed at all.5. Into the BadlandsThis AMC series is absolutely perfect for Game of Thrones fans. Though technically a sci-fi, it’s set so far in the future that it feels more like a fantasy. Years after a devastating war, a feudal society has risen. Guns have been banished, meaning warriors rely on melee weapons, which makes for some of the best-choreographed fight scenes on TV. It feels like a samurai movie with just enough modern technology to make it feel fresh. The story falls flat sometimes,  but it has enough going on to suck you in and make you desperate for more at the end of each season. The setting of the world is interesting enough that you immediately want to know more about it. There’s the feudal society of the Badlands themselves, but they drop just enough information about the outside world to make you wonder what’s going on out there. From the sounds of things, life is even worse. Of course, the real draw is the action scenes. It’s so rare to see a show put this much care into its fight choreography. It’s in a class of its own. It might even make the battles in Game of Thrones less impressive when season eight rolls around… naaahh.6. The ExpanseThis one is all the way hard sci-fi, but it’s essentially Game of Thrones in space. Set in a future where humans have colonized the solar system, few series better capture the feeling of a society on the brink of war. Conflict has been brewing between Earth and Mars for a while now, with the outer colonies caught in the middle. It follows a detective sent to find a missing girl, the remaining crew of a destroyed ice-hauling ship and a United Nations executive trying to keep the peace in an increasingly unstable system. They’re all drawn together as they stumble on a conspiracy involving a deadly bioweapon that can evolve to form a hivemind. This is a show that does its science fiction and its politics equally well. You really can see the motivations that drive every character, and the show only grows more tense war seems more inevitable. There are also a ton of interesting details about how life on different planets affected the cultures and biologies of the people born on each one. This show is also based on a long-running series of very thick books, so you can read ahead and know more than other fans if that’s your thing. That project might even last you until The Winds of Winter finally comes out.7. Star Trek: Deep Space NineIf the above option has you hungry for more space politics, boy do I have a show for you. Star Trek: The Next Generation gets a lot of love, but the true best Star Trek series is Deep Space Nine. Even if you’ve bounced off other Star Trek series, absolutely give DS9 an try. It has a much darker tone than the other series, and it’s all about family drama and intergalactic politics. Rather than taking place on an exploratory ship, Deep Space Nine is set on a space station positioned strategically between two hostile civilizations. For the first few seasons, the show explores how people from both societies interact with each other while a potential war brews in the background. In later seasons, when the war actually does break out, DS9 really dives into the different aspects of life during wartime. It’s completely unlike any other Star Trek series, and is a must-watch for any Game of Thrones fan.8. The 100Another exciting post-apocalyptic series, The 100 is based on the Kass Morgan young adult series. Reading ahead probably won’t help you much, though. The show has gone off in its own direction, becoming something all its own. The basic premise is that after a nuclear apocalypse, the remnants of humanity are living in a space station orbiting the Earth. When the stations life support systems show signs of failure, they send 100 young prisoners to determine where on the planet is still safe to live. Once on Earth, they find that some humans have survived, and formed societies of their own. Some are cannibalistic, some siphon blood from other people to stave off radiation poisoning, others have built clans that are in various stages of conflict with one another. Like Game of Thrones, this is a series where no one is safe. I’d tell you not to get too attached to any of the characters, but that’s part of the fun. Just know that your favorite character will probably die and you will be very sad. If any of these shows will rip out your heart like Game of Thrones does, it’s this one.9. WestworldHBO saw the writing on the wall when they ordered this series. They knew Game of Thrones was coming to an end, and they needed another series to hook people by the time it did. Westworld only has one season so far, but it was one of the most-discussed shows of Fall 2016. A sci-fi this time, rather than a fantasy, Westworld was set in a futuristic theme park where wealthy patrons could enact their wild west fantasies on life-like Host robots. Over the course of the season, you follow the hosts as they slowly start to gain sentience and the people who run the park as they try to figure out exactly what’s going on. The first season had some pretty great twists, but the really exciting thing is that wasn’t even the show Lisa and Jonathan Nolan wanted to make. Season one was just the story they had to tell to get to the story they wanted to focus on. It’s only going to get crazier from here, and you’re going to want to be caught up by the time season two premieres this year. If you’re looking for another show to talk and tweet about as it airs, you need to be watching Westworld.10. The TudorsMaybe you’re the type of person who only tolerates the fantasy of Game of Thrones, but you’re really here for political maneuverings of kings and queens. If that’s the case, then The Tudors is exactly the show you want. Based on the life of King Henry VIII, this historical drama doesn’t care all that much about historical accuracy. The major events are here, but don’t take anything in here as actual history. That’s not what you’re here for anyway. You’re here for sex, violence and royal people acting like total bastards to each other. The Tudors takes the lives of Henry VIII and his many wives and turns it into a soap opera you can’t tear your eyes away from. Plus, it stars Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been missing Margaery Tyrell ever since she was killed in Game of Thrones’ season six finale. She’s not quite the same character here, but her acting is as fantastic as it ever was, and Anne Boleyn is just as interesting, if not more so. The Tudors has all the interpersonal drama you want from Game of Thrones, and it’s just factual enough that you can pretend you’re learning something.11. ReignReign is the show for people who thought The Tudors was too historically accurate. It ran for four seasons on The CW, and followed the early life of Mary, Queen of Scots. Showtime wasn’t the only network who realized British royal history could make for a great soap opera. Being on network TV, Reign doesn’t quite have the sex and violence of Game of Thrones or The Tudors, but that shouldn’t stop you from watching it. It has many a shocking twist, and should easily sate your hunger for medieval politics. The growing conflict between Protestants and Catholics add a nice tension to the series, driving home just how precarious Mary’s reign is. Of course, it doesn’t even pretend to have anything close to resembling historical accuracy. Reign is campy Royal fanfiction and it knows it. That’s part of the fun. It is absolutely aware of how silly it is, and plays into it. Reign is a teen soap opera that fell into the drama department’s costume closet. It’s the only show that can make centuries-long religious conflict feel like high school clique beef, and it’s great.last_img read more

Call of Duty Ghosts is FPS Bro combat evolved

first_imgJust in time for current generation console gamers to make this the last big game on their current generation consoles, Call of Duty: Ghosts has finally arrived. Activision has provided us with a copy, so we’ve taken a quick look at this game to see what makes the latest in this staple FPS franchise really stand out.Veteran FPS titles are in a tough position right now. They have to evolve or they have to go away and let someone else sit on top of the pile for a little while. As we enter the next generation of gaming consoles, it won’t be enough to offer a game with a huge multiplayer ecosystem and the promise of an active community. CoD is the prime example of a game franchise that has benefited heavily from the current console environment, but with Ghosts it is incredibly important the team offer a compelling experience that manages to bring in new gamers while keeping dedicated fans happy.Ghosts sits on the shelf alongside Battlefield 4 and others titles that I affectionately refer to as “FPS Bro” games. These are games that are perfect to play online with a few random strangers, or with friends on the couch. The audience is primarily male, and the characters in the game are almost entirely male (unless you’re rescuing someone). Game manufacturers have a steady bead on the target demographic, and they have been pumping out game after game to keep them wearing fatigues and shouting obscenities at the TV until the sun comes up. What sets Ghosts apart from the other bro-graming titles is an attempt to civilize the experience with man’s best friend as a lethal sidekick and the promise of something passing for gender equality.While I’ve only got a couple of hours under my belt, I can say for sure that Ghosts does not feel like business as usual for Call of Duty. Yes, the gameplay is familiar and a lot of the campaign feels repetitive, but these are traits we’ve come to expect in an FPS game. Where things get interesting is entirely up to the player.There are areas in CoD: Ghosts you are all but forced to use the dog in order to proceed, but if you really want to you can otherwise ignore him for the rest of your play time. If you choose to, however, the dog can offer a serious tactical advantage. If you’re playing the game on the normal difficulty level this is probably not a huge deal, but as the difficulty goes up it will be increasingly important to be more tactically aware in the campaign and that’s where using this new asset becomes a lot more fun.Obviously Call of Duty is more about multiplayer than anything else, and in that Infinity Ward has done the necessary things to keep this system up to date. Realistically, though, there’s not a ton of difference here. The gameplay with friends will wind up feeling very similar, especially once everyone has mastered the maps and formed the appropriate strategies. You have the ability to create a female character for the multiplayer, but after a couple of rounds I realized that I hadn’t run into a single one yet. The game is still very new, so it’s only a matter of time before it becomes more common.It’s good to see Infinity Ward not taking the same tired old game and recycling it, but a lot of the new things feel more like bolt-ons than a rewiring of the actual game itself. That having been said, the campaign is well paced and the story is actually interesting. In this category of games, Call of Duty: Ghosts has done all of the right things to keep existing users interested and give new users a reason to pick up the game.last_img read more

IHG under UN scrutiny over Lhasa hotel plan

first_imgStudents for a Free Tibet (SFT) and Free Tibet are leading a global campaign against the company over its Lhasa hotel plan. The letter of complaint addressed to IHG, signed by Eleanor Byrne Rosengren, director of Free Tibet, and SFT campaigns director Pema Dolma says: “make written comments and send them directly to [Free Tibet and Students for a Free Tibet], with the Global Compact Office in copy. We also ask to be informed of any actions that you take to address the situation which is the matter of allegation.” (5) IHG has until March 15 to provide a written response. “assist participants in aligning their actions with the commitments they have undertaken with regard to the Global Compact Principles.” (5) The office of the Global Compact wrote that their aim in communicating such complaints is to: The Compact recommends that companies should have “transparent” policies on corruption (8). IHG’s billionaire business partner in the Lhasa hotel is being investigated for fraud and illegal tax deals (9) but IHG has refused to provide any information to campaigners about its anti-corruption policies. Issues raised in the complaint include: The Compact advises companies to undertake consultation to assess the impact of their activities (7). The campaigners have repeatedly asked IHG who it consulted in and beyond Lhasa but it has refused to answer. It has previously referred to consulting “local government”, ie the Chinese Communist authorities in Tibet, but has refused to elaborate further.center_img “Given the Compact’s emphasis on consultation, engagement and transparency, it is inappropriate for [IHG] to hold itself unaccountable to the global community and legitimate stakeholders. IHG has repeatedly declined to provide evidence that it has undertaken due diligence in regard to the Lhasa development. In our view, your unwillingness to both engage constructively with criticism of your corporate behaviour and to demonstrate your support for Global Compact principles in regard to the development in Tibet falls short of the standards of transparency, engagement and evaluation of its own performance that a Compact signatory should exemplify.” IHG promotes its status as a Global Compact member on its corporate responsibility (CR) website (2). Although the scheme strongly encourages dialogue between signatory companies and stakeholders, the company has repeatedly declined to answer specific questions from Free Tibet and Students for a Free Tibet regarding the Lhasa hotel (3). The organisations have now submitted the six-page complaint to the office of the Global Compact (4) which has passed it on to IHG and instructed the company to: The Global Compact is a “policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations . . . with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption” (1). Its board is appointed and chaired by UN General-Secretary Ban Ki-Moon. The Compact advises companies to take steps to avoid providing “material support” to human rights abuses (6). Free Tibet and Students for a Free Tibet have repeatedly asked IHG how it intends to prevent officials involved in human rights abuses using the hotel’s facilities but it has given no answer; Satellite image of the ‘Intercontinental Resort Lhasa Paradise’InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has been directed by the office of the United Nations Global Compact to respond to a complaint submitted by Tibet campaigners about its controversial plan to open a luxury hotel in the capital of occupied Tibet. IHG is a signatory to the Global Compact, a scheme designed to foster best practice in corporate responsibility by multinational companies. The campaigners maintain that the hotel plan and the company’s refusal to answer questions about it are incompatible with the principles of the compact. Source = Free Tibetlast_img read more


first_img 0 Comments   Share   Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Maybe if Anderson spent those two hours working on his accuracy he wouldn’t have to prove himself to a random fan. Oft-mocked Cardinals quarterback Derek Anderson couldn’t sleep last night and turned to Twitter to amuse himself.He must have been bored, as he decided to get into a full-blown argument with Cleveland Browns fan Bob Wetsel.When Anderson sent out a whimsical-sounding tweet wondering why he does certain things, Wetsel was giving him some flak when he asked why Anderson throws into triple coverage.Cue the beginning of a two hour argument over who knows football better: the fans or the players. Anderson said triple coverage is impossible as it leaves one man open, but later tweeted that he meant certain zones allow for three defensive backs to be in the same vicinity as a receiver.Eventually the conversation deteriorated into Anderson basically labeling Wetsel an armchair quarterback.Despite spending some time on the bench last season, Anderson still thinks he has what it takes to play in the NFL.I’m just saying u don’t know what u think u know. So don’t be a hater.. I play in the NFL regardless if u think I can play or not I can f*****g play the game. Shity at times yes.. But sure as shit dont try and be shity What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter PARKROYAL Melbourne Ai

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterPARKROYAL Melbourne Airport will soon offer an indulgent yet inexpensive lounge and swim package to delight even the most travelled of guests: for only $15 from 1 April, day visitors can relax and rejuvenate between flights in the hotel’s leisure facilities and lounge, as well as access AIRO Restaurant & Bar.Just a two minute walk from both domestic and international terminals via two pedestrian sky bridges, day guests will have access to PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport’s well equipped gymnasium, heated pool, whirlpool bath, sauna, steam room and stylish bathrooms with complimentary amenities. Invigorate aching muscles with an adrenalin hit in the gym, revitalise the senses in the steam room or simply enjoy refreshments at the contemporary AIRO Restaurant & Bar, serving tea, coffee and a diverse selection of beers, wines and specialty cocktails all available for purchase.Set overlooking the International Terminal, AIRO Restaurant & Bar, open to all visitors and guests, also offers free Wi-Fi whilst plane spotting from the bay windows in comfort. The kitchen’s collection of delightful treats and savoury offerings ranging from light bar snacks to burgers, pizzas and gourmet mains, will also ensure a memorable and relaxed visit with meals available express-style if necessary.For those preferring to rest easy in a spacious and well-appointed day room, from just $85 guests can relax in a Standard room with the use of all facilities (pricing for three-hours $85, five-hours $105 and eight-hours $130; available between 7am to 7pm daily). With deluxe amenities and easy access to both terminals, this is the perfect option for business travellers, families and friends whether en-route between long-haul flights or a leisurely rest before continuing back home.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

NEW YORK NY — Private jet travelers wont see any

first_imgNEW YORK, NY — Private jet travelers won’t see any changes to security procedures in the wake of the attempted terrorist attack on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit last week, according to multiple officials with private jet operators who spoke to Elite Traveler. Heightened security for commercial flights from international destinations to the United States have resulted in delays ranging up to seven hours as well as some cancellations.“Nothing official has been received industry-wide from the government,” according to a spokesperson from Jet Aviation, an operator of private jet terminals (FBOs) and provider of private jet charters, jet cards and management of private jets owned by companies and individuals.While several executives of private jet companies believe the adverse publicity surrounding traveling on commercial airlines will help sales in 2010, “there were no marked increases in flight requests,” the Jet Aviation spokesperson added.Instead, Winter storms combined with late travel plans and increased marketing efforts have spurred a spike in private jet flights over the Christmas holiday.“We’ve had a very busy flying season for the holidays this year so it’s a bit hard to notice an increase due to just the Northwest flight issue, especially since weather has been driving last minute bookings pretty much everywhere,” Steve Hankin, CEO of private jet charter and jet card company Sentient Jet told Elite Traveler.Security directives from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) due to expire December 30 added new limitations on cabin service and extra security screening.Among the new policies being implemented is making passengers remain seated during the final hour of their flight and turning off inflight moving maps showing an aircraft’s location. The latter, according to various news reports has resulted in some flights operating without inflight entertainment, and combined with airport delays, making holiday family travel more difficult. Additional reports suggest some of the procedures may have been rescinded, however, consumers remained ill at ease about what to expect.“That incident (the Northwest flight from Amsterdam to Detroit) just reinforces the differences between private and commercial travel,” Woody Harford, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of CitationAir told Elite Traveler. However, he added, his company’s increase in business has been “a result of our relaunch more than any commercial incident.” In the Fall the operator changed its name from CitationShares to CitationAir by Cessna followed by a major marketing blitz.Ricky Sitomer, CEO of BlueStar Jets, a charter broker of private jet flights and a seller of jet cards, said his company had seen a “huge increase because of the snowstorm.”Delta AirElite Business Jets, a separate subsidiary of Delta Airlines, has seen demand climb. “We have seen an increase in holiday travel. We cannot directly attribute any of the increase to the commercial flight incident,” spokesperson Rebekah Biddle said.National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) spokesperson Dan Hubbard added, “If businesspeople need to travel from towns not served by the airlines; if they need to reach several destinations in a single day; or, if they need to transport items not easily delivered on the airlines, they may find that business aviation is the most prudent means of transport. These were the factors businesspeople took into account following the terrorist attacks of September 2001, and we believe the situation will remain the same in the months and years to come.”Private jet travel saw a significant increase in November with a 22 percent year over year jump in flights according to industry tracking company ARGUS.last_img read more

Poachers allegedly helped by corrupt policemen

first_imgA policeman serving at the Game Reserve unit is claiming his life is being threatened after he filed a report on his colleagues to say they are colluding with big poachers that illegally sell protected species like songbirds raking in €15million per year.According to a report published on Sunday in Simerini, the head of MMAD (Police Rapid Response Unit) which the game reserve unit falls under, has detailed notes regarding a policeman who apparently has “quite a reputation” and is allegedly involved with one of the biggest Larnaca poachers.The policeman in question allegedly went to the poacher’s home without a warrant to report him for using one net.In Famagusta, a poacher was fined €10,700 however one policeman who was also rumoured to be colluding with the illegal industry had never taken any action against the poacher.The report suggests policemen were aware of illegal incidents on poaching but turned a blind eye or took little action for appearances’ sake.The policeman who claims his life is being threatened, in a letter from his lawyer to Attorney General Costas Clerides, outlines that on August 3, he submitted a plethora of documents that led to Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou ordering an investigation on the matter.Following the move, he has consequently been moved to a different department and has been the recipient of death threats, he claims.The letter also alleges documents from the policeman’s car relating to the investigation were stolen. A separate report on that has been filed, the lawyer said.Such allegations of corruption are taken seriously, police spokesman Andreas Angelides told the Cyprus Mail, confirming police was carrying out a broad investigation but there were three policemen in particular the allegations concerned.“It has been about a month and the investigation is in its final stages. We call on the public, if they have any information to contact us.”The policeman has been with the game reserve unit since October 2012 and has been behind 75 per cent of  reports filed against those breaking the law, for which he has been congratulated for by the relevant European committee on the matter, the letter outlined.Though he has been congratulated by the force, since his report on his colleagues, he now fears for the life of his family and himself and is willing to cooperate with Clerides on the matter and provide any evidence required.“Any wrongdoing will be punished whether it is disciplinary or criminal,” Angelides said.According to Simerini, a crate of a dozen songbirds can sell for anywhere between €50 to €80 raking in €15m per year to poachers.In June, parliament voted a controversial bill into law relating to the protection of songbirds, which was described by critics as decriminalising hunting with limesticks.Though now with harsher fines, individuals with a hunting licence are allowed to take small quantities of game they hunted themselves to restaurants, provided it has been pre-cooked, for consumption at the establishments.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo 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

Farmers call for halt to potatoes from the north

first_imgFarmers called on Friday for a stop to the transport of potatoes from the north as tonnes of their own produce was being left unsold.In a letter to Agriculture Minister, Nicos Kouyialis, the farmers’ associations Eka, Pek, Panagrotikos, Nea Agrotiki Kinisi and Evroagrotikos, protested the transport of around 2,500 tonnes of potatoes from the north under the Green Line regulations by a number of merchants.“We believe that this action will harm the interests of potato producers and will be the final blow, after last year’s bad season with losses suffered by potato producers, with unpredictable consequences on the economy of the country,” the letter said.The potato marketing board, they said, have 3,000 tonnes of the produce in stock that have not been sold.  Traders could buy the potatoes they need from there instead of bringing them over from the north, they argued.They also said that within the next 10 days the spring crop would be harvested “so they will come into the market along with the potatoes coming from the north with all the negative commercial consequences”.Farmers also expressed concerns over consumer health.“In the north farmers use pesticides forbidden by the European Union. There is the possibility that these products might have remains on them of these banned pesticides that endanger the health of consumers as well as the good name of Cypriot potatoes,” it said.They called for stricter phytosanitary controls and for the possibility of “putting a stop to this unacceptable act of bringing competing products from the north while being aware that most of these products come from our own occupied lands”.Earlier in the day the agriculture ministry had said that around 272 tonnes of potatoes crossed from the north this week under the Green Line regulations. The ministry was responding to a question on the issue put forward by the Solidarity Movement.The ministry said that it “applies with due seriousness and responsibility the provisions of the Green Line regulations”.It added that the cargo was accompanied with all the necessary documents and that ministry officials carried out all checks and took samples for lab tests to confirm the absence of harmful substances.Prior to any transport of potatoes from the north to the government-controlled areas, EU experts confirm, both at the production stage and at the stage of harvesting and preparation for marketing, the conformity of the consignment with current phytosanitary rules and draw up a phytosanitary report which accompanies the goods, the ministry said.The Green Line regulations were put in place when Cyprus became an EU member state in 2004 and lay down special rules concerning goods crossing the line between the areas of the Republic of Cyprus and the north to secure an equivalent standard of protection of the security of the EU with regard to illegal immigration and threats to public order, and of its economic interests as far as the movement of goods is concerned.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

MEP calls for protection of Cyprus heritage

first_imgChairwoman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Petitions Cecilia Wikstrom said on Monday that Europe needs to take further action to protect Cyprus’ cultural heritage in the north of the island.She was addressing an event in parliament marking the European Year of Cultural Heritage, which included a photography exhibition titled ‘Cyprus: A European culture in peril’.Wikstrom pointed out that “the destruction of the cultural heritage in Cyprus is therefore an extremely serious and important issue.“Hundreds – and I have seen this – hundreds of churches, monasteries are being vandalised, desecrated, demolished during the past forty plus years.”As a Christian and a fellow human being, she said, “it breaks my heart to see these monuments being torn down.”She added: “We can no longer be bystanders and just watch as European history is erased right in front of our eyes. Enough is enough.”Protecting the cultural heritage of Cyprus is not only a matter for the people of Cyprus, as it affects the entire European community, she stressed.For his part, House Speaker Demetris Syllouris said the photo exhibition demonstrated the scale of the destruction of Cypriot cultural heritage in the north.“Through research, the exchange of good practices and the promotion of synergies between relevant actors, in the context of this initiative for the protection of cultural heritage the EU aspires not just to act as the protector of this heritage but also to showcase it as an element of European identity, a key ingredient of which is diversity, since it is constituted by all the different national traditions,” Syllouris said.Unfortunately, he went on, due to conflict and the illicit trade in antiquities important cultural work is in danger of being destroyed or it has already been destroyed.You May LikeJournalistateCheck Out These Photos Taken From High AboveJournalistateUndoLivestlyIf Your Measuring Tape Doesn’t Have This Mark, Throw It OutLivestlyUndoPretty LifeDon’t Miss 10 of the most mysterious forests in the worldPretty LifeUndo LED-lighting the way by 2020UndoProtest outside the House over foreclosures lawUndoData is the new oil so watch out for mass mining – Netflix filmUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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