Andy Murray Pulls Hunting Promos From Luxury Hotel

first_imgIf you’re looking for information on local hunting outings, you won’t find it at tennis superstar Andy Murray’s hotel!Unbeknownst to the Olympic gold medallist and US Open and Wimbledon champion, the website of his luxurious Cromlix Hotel, which is located 3 miles outside Dunblane, was until recently promoting these cruel activities. Of course, Murray knows that there’s nothing sporting about maiming and killing animals with high-powered guns or other weapons. And after being notified by PETA of the offensive promotions, Murray’s sports company, 77, quickly confirmed that all traces of hunting had been removed from the website.A British study of deer hunting found that 11 per cent of deer who’d been killed by hunters died only after being shot two or more times and that some wounded deer suffered for more than 15 minutes before dying. Unlike natural predators who help maintain wildlife populations by killing off only the sickest and weakest individuals, hunters kill any animal whose head they would like to hang over the fireplace – including large, healthy animals who are needed to keep the population strong.“True sports involve competition and fair play between two consenting parties, something that can’t be said for the despicable individuals who torment and kill unwilling participants for fun”, says PETA UK Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi. “Hunters would be arrested if their victims were cats or dogs, even though deer, pheasants and other animals experience fear and pain, just as all animals do.”This isn’t the first time that Murray has shown his animal-loving nature. Last year, he and renowned chef Albert Roux were awarded PETA’s foie gras–free certification for refusing to serve the imported, engorged livers of force-fed ducks and geese in the restaurant of the Cromlix Hotel.Other tennis aces who have backed life-saving campaigns by PETA UK or its international affiliates include Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe.last_img read more

Case Turns Your iPod Nano Into a Watch

first_imgYour iPod nano has a clock. It’s roughly the size of a watch face. Can’t connect the dots? Don’t worry, Speck did it for you. The clever case design company has introduced the TimetoRock, a rubberized case that transforms a sixth generation nano into a wearable, adjustable wrist watch. Pretty neat, right? We approve.The company recommends you wear it while walking/jogging, et al., though it’s easy to see how that could get a bit awkward, particularly with a short cord, though the case does come with adjustable headphone arm bands, so perhaps it’ll work out, after all.The TimetoRock will come in a number of colors, including, Black, Raspberry, Lime, Aubergine and Mango. It’ll run you $24.99.last_img

Early preview for tonight’s 10/27 WWE RAW in San Antonio

first_imgFacebook Kurt Angle Videos Articles Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Twitter Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Pinterest Videos Articles WWE RAW is live tonight from San Antonio, Texas. Tonight is fallout from last night’s Hell in a Cell PPV. Nothing has been advertised for the show as of this writing. has a Five-Point Preview for tonight’s show that you can view by clicking here. Check back later tonight for live coverage of RAW on Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Cesarocenter_img Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Google+ Videos Articles Seth Rollins WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Chris Jericho takes on Hangman Page to crown first AEW Champion tonight on All Out Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Meet the Black House Democrats Who Will Be Running the Show

first_imgBy KEVIN FREKING, Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Now that Democrats have captured control of the House for the next two years, the party’s most senior members are poised to regain the wide-ranging power of committee chairmanships.While some of the Democrats have gained fame in feuds with President Donald Trump, others are relatively little-known outside of Capitol Hill.A look at the Black Democratic lawmakers expected to wield the gavels and shape the party’s top priorities:___ELIJAH CUMMINGSOversight and Government Reform CommitteeRep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)Cummings, 67, will likely head the committee that could make life the toughest for the TrumpWhite House because of its broad investigative powers.Cummings would likely seek Trump’s business tax returns and other company-related financial records. He said he will work to make the president accountable, but will also challenge Republicans to uphold their oversight responsibilities, saying, “I think we as a body can do better.”The Maryland Democrat, who represents parts of Baltimore city and most of Howard County, has said he would also like the committee to examine prescription drug prices and whether some states have engaged in voter suppression.“We cannot have a country where it becomes normal to do everything in Trump’s power to stop people from voting,” Cummings said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”He would also seek to bring Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross before the committee to testify about the decision to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census.___MAXINE WATERSFinancial Services CommitteeRep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)Waters, 80, is expected to chair a committee with oversight of banks, insurers and investment firms. She has opposed Republican-led efforts to roll back the Dodd-Frank financial reform law and is promising colleagues that she will prioritize protecting consumers from abusive financial practices. The California lawmaker, whose district centers on south Los Angeles County, can also conduct aggressive oversight of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and steps it has taken to reduce enforcement actions against student lenders, pay-day lenders and others.The president railed against Waters on the campaign trail this year, frequently mentioning her during his rallies. Waters accuses Republicans of serving as Trump’s “accomplices.”___BOBBY SCOTTEducation and the Workforce CommitteeCongressman Bobby Scott, D-V. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)Scott, 71, is poised to lead the Democratic oversight of changes that Secretary Betsy DeVos has enacted at the Education Department. The Virginia Democrat, who represents parts of the Tidewater area, has told colleagues that he would continue work to free students from the burden of crippling debt, ensure workers have a safe job environment and conduct rigorous oversight to the administration’s “deregulatory agenda.”___BENNIE THOMPSONHomeland Security CommitteeRep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)Thompson, 70, of Mississippi, will lead aggressive oversight of actions that the administration has taken on immigration, including its “zero tolerance” policy of prosecuting all adults caught crossing the border illegally and putting their children under the care of the Department of Health and Human Services. The committee will also examine the administration’s response to Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico, incidents of domestic terrorism by U.S. citizens and what can be done to ensure election security. He represents the western and central parts of Mississippi.___Associated Press writer Mary Clare Jalonick contributed to this report.last_img read more

Onlive is said to be closing up shop company denies rumors Updated

first_imgThere are mixed reports floating around the internet this afternoon, some of which say that video game streaming service Onlive has laid off its entire staff and is shutting its doors. If true it’s bad news for the employees, gamers, and associated companies, like LG and Ouya, but that might not be the case. The company has denied the rumors and say it’s business as usual. The lack of acknowledgement of any changes on their Twitter feed seems to verify this.The Twitterverse is alight with conflicting claims about Onlive “no longer being an entity” and then about how the company does not speak to rumors, but as to the rumor of being shuttered, well, “of course not“. It appears that the rumor originated with messages sent to Polygon,’s gaming arm, from more than one Onlive staffer (or former staffer, as the case may be).Of course, both side could be true — Online could be having layoffs and remaining open for business. Even if a large portion of the staff was let go the company could still presumably continue operations, work on established partnerships with Ouya, LG, Vizio, and others, and stream games.At this point the company has not spoken about the layoffs, but has made it clear that they are not going out of business. There have been clear statements which hopefully will be addressed before long, as this would certainly affect the future of the product.This is one of the tweets that started it all:Their employees are sending out emails that #OnLive will be closed by the end of the day.— Brian Fargo (@BrianFargo) August 17, 2012Fargo is a games industry veteran and would be a trusted source for information like this. Apparently he was sent an email speaking about the layoffs and closure, which was later recalled. The email is available here. It notes how the company is closing, layoffs will be made, and then a new company will be formed in the future.We’ll have to see how this one shakes out. For now it seems that things are stable at Onlive, as least as far as gamers are concerned. Update: 4:11pm – According to Kotaku, Onlive had an all-hands meeting this morning and announced that the company was filing for bankruptcy. A new company would be formed from the ashes and some some employees would be rehired by the new entity in order to continue operations.last_img read more

Woman harassed over phone after photos number spread on leaflets

first_imgKolkata: A young woman’s phone number and pictures were allegedly circulated using leaflets by an unknown miscreant. On Saturday night, the victim lodged a complaint against the perpetrator at Belgharia police station inthis regard. According to the sources, the victim, who is an Information Technology employee, had received a call on Thursday from a total stranger for friendship while she was working in office. She immediately disconnected the call. But the person kept on calling on her number. Eventually, she blocked the Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifephone number. Later, she received some messages and her pictures on WhatsApp. After downloading the pictures she saw that someone or some persons had printed leaflets with her phone number and pictures on, along with some expletives. She also told police those pictures could only be found on her Facebook account. She informed police that on seeing a picture of the leaflet on WhatsApp she removed the number from the block list and called back. When she asked where he had found the leaflet, the person on opposite side told her he found those lying on the road in the Tyangra area. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe victim lodged a complaint against unknown person with the police and requested for a quick investigation. It is suspected that someone known to her has committed the offence over some kind of incident that had taken earlier. During interrogating the victim said earlier someone had written her name and mobile phone number inside the toilet of a long distance train. She had to face immense trouble due to that. After hearing the previous incident, the sleuths suspect the offender might be someone who might have tried getting close to the victim which she did not allow. Thus, the person is seeking revenge. No one has been arrested yet.last_img read more

Sweeping the Raptors wont keep LeBron in Cleveland

first_imgSweeping the Raptors won’t keep LeBron in ClevelandLeBron and the Cavs put the finishing touches on a convincing sweep of the Raptors, but Colin doesn’t think the current playoff run will play a part in his next free agency ‘decision.’LeBron has always looked at the best overall situation when deciding where to play, and despite the current good vibes in Cleveland, the roster just isn’t good enough to justify staying. When you look at the other potential destinations, all have better rosters than this Cavs team. Adding Paul George would make the Sixers title contendersThe Sixers avoided a sweep by winning Game 4 of their second round playoff series against Boston, and although he believes they’ll still lose the series, Colin thinks there are plenty of reasons for optimism in Philly.Despite trailing 3-1 in the series, the Sixers could easily be leading if not for late game mistakes stemming from their youth and inexperience.  It’s safe to assume that Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid will improve come playoff time next season, and for years to come.The most notable hole on the Philly roster is the lack of a knockdown shooter on the wing, but Colin believes they would immediately contend for a title if they could somehow land Paul George in free agency. If George chooses L.A., as reports indicate, big time free agents will still come eventually. Also:– Colin’s 10 NFL QB’s that are worth their contractcenter_img Guests:Doug Gottlieb – FS1 NBA Insider and host of The Doug Gottlieb Show and the All Ball Podcast is in-studio explaining why the Sixers will dominate the East in the future, not the Celtics; and why LeBron could play with Ben Simmons in Philly.Rob Ryan – Former NFL Defensive Coordinator is in-studio discussing Big Ben’s comments on the Steelers drafting a QB, and why he likes what the Browns could be with Tyrod Taylor.Kenyon Martin –  FS1 NBA Analyst and 14-year NBA veteran is in-studio discussing the odds of LeBron leaving Cleveland; and why the Knicks should be in the mix if he leaves.last_img read more

Stabbing rampage leaves 5 members of USCosta Rica family dead

first_imgThe deceased are a 56-year-old businessman from the United States, his 38-year-old Costa Rican-born wife and three of the couple’s children, authorities said, ages 12, 8, and 6.“All of them had stab wounds,” Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata told Telenoticias Channel 7 earlier in the day.Public Security Ministry spokesman Carlos Hidalgo said preliminary information received points toward the motive being a personal conflict between the suspect and the 56-year-old male victim. Later, at the news conference, authorities said the wife had reported a domestic violence complaint against the suspect.According to authorities, a neighbor heard a child crying in the home Tuesday morning and called the police. The attack likely occurred 48 hours before that, with the surviving victims left alone at the scene until police arrived. (Google Maps)The community of Matapalo is located 260 kilometers northwest of Costa Rica’s capital, San José, and about 15 km north of the popular tourist beach town of Tamarindo.Judicial Investigation Police agents were still investigating the crime scene late Tuesday afternoon.Tico Times reporter Zach Dyer contributed to this story. This story is developing. Follow updates at Facebook Comments Read an update to this story hereUpdated at 5:10 p.m. on TuesdayAt a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Director Walter Espinoza of Costa Rica’s Judicial Investigation Police described the few details known so far about the grisly slaying of five members of a family, including three children, in the northern Pacific community of Matapalo, in Guanacaste province.Two other minors — a 4-year-old girl and a 7-month-old girl — were injured and taken to La Anexión Hospital in Nicoya. The daily La Nación reported that both surviving children were in stable condition but that the 4 year old was anemic from blood loss caused by cuts to her chest. The infant was dehydrated but otherwise uninjured. They were later taken to the National Children’s Hospital in San José.Police said a suspect, a Nicaraguan man named Adrián Salmerón Silva, is still at large, and he may have fled to neighboring Nicaragua. Police requested assistance from Nicaraguan authorities. Para fines policiales buscamos este sujeto, Adrián Salmerón Silva, nicaragüense, sospechoso de homicidio múltiple.— Seguridad Pública (@seguridadcr) February 16, 2016center_img Related posts:Love triangle turned deadly in case of slain US-Costa Rica family Michigan fugitive John Saatio to be extradited Saturday Arrests made in case of murdered Dutch couple and laborer On eve of historic sex tourism trial, Cuba Dave is optimistic he’ll be acquittedlast_img read more

ecruisingtravel allows clients to book over the internet

first_imgCruise specialists is launching an Australian travel agency first, now allowing its clients to book their own itineraries onboard 38 ships in the Royal Caribbean family.Covering Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises is allowing its clients to book cruise holidays on any computer or smartphone.“It’s taken our IT team months to develop the facility here, and we beat strong competition to be the first not just in Australia to receive this accreditation, but other major countries as well,” said Brett Dudley Founder and Managing Director.“It opens a whole new world for clients to view and book cruise holidays unhurried in the comfort of home, office or wherever else they wish… and just as easily as they’ve been able to do for some time with airline flights and hotels.”Once a holiday is booked, clients will be able to view their itineraries, check out rooms or deckplans, and download any supporting documentation online. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>last_img read more

Customers Bancorp Acquires Acacia Federal

first_img June 22, 2012 460 Views Acquisitions Agents & Brokers Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-06-22 Tory Barringer “”Customers Bancorp, Inc.””:, announced Thursday the acquisition of “”Acacia Federal Savings Bank””: from Ameritas Mutual Holding Company.[IMAGE]Bancorp, the parent company of $2 billion asset Customers Bank, will acquire all of the stock of Acacia Federal from Ameritas for a consideration of $65 million. Bancorp will issue its voting and non-voting common stock for about $45 million at 115 percent of GAAP book value at time of closing. Approximately $20 million of Tier 1 qualifying non-cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock will be issued by Bancorp to Ameritas at a rate of 3.72 fixed for the first five years.As of closing, Ameritas will hold 9.9 percent of voting stock of Bancorp. It will also have a 19.9 percent economic ownership and will own all preferred stock issued by Bancorp.[COLUMN_BREAK]Bancorp will not acquire any non-performing loans or other assets it deems to be high risk. It will also not be responsible for severance obligations, charges associated with early termination of O.S.I. technology contract, or lease termination charges on Acacia Federal’s corporate headquarters building beyond one year.Acacia Federal had about $1 billion in assets as of March 31, 2012. It also possessed a deposit, lending, and mortgage operation covering the greater Washington, D.C., market area and about $125 million in tangible common equity.””We are excited about having Ameritas as a partner and look forward to providing the many individuals, families, and small and medium sized business customers of Acacia Federal Savings Bank with our ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├ï┼ôhigh touch, high tech’ bank services and products,”” said Jay S. Sidhu, chairman and CEO of Bancorp and Customers Bank.””From our perspective, Customers Bank is a great partner to insure that our customers continue to receive personalized service across all channels and have access to innovative bank products and technology,”” said James Barber, chairman and CEO of Acacia Federal. “”There will be new growth and expansion prospects for Customers Bank in the Washington, D.C. market.””Closing is expected to take place in Q4 2012. At closing, Bancorp expects to be about a $3 billion asset bank holding company. The acquisition will expand its number of offices to 15.At closing, which is expected to take place during the fourth quarter of 2012, Banc expects to be about a $3 billion asset bank holding company with 15 offices from Metro Washington, D.C., market to New York. Customers Bancorp Acquires Acacia Federalcenter_img in Data, Origination, Servicing Sharelast_img read more

Regulators Shut Down Minnesota Bank 2014 Tally Hits 18

first_img The national tally of insured bank failures this year ticked up to 18 over the weekend following the closure of Minnesota’s Northern Star Bank.The bank, which is Minnesota’s first to close in 2014, was shuttered on Friday by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, which appointed FDIC as receiver.In a statement, the agency cited lack of capital, continuing operating losses, and a large volume of problem assets as reasons for the forced closing.“The Department acted in the best interests of all by closing this bank and appointing the FDIC as receiver,” said department Commissioner Mike Rothman.Before Friday’s announcement, the bank had operated under regulatory scrutiny for some time, having received a consent order from FDIC in 2009 regarding its inadequate level of capital.To protect Northern Star’s depositors, FDIC announced a purchase and assumption agreement with BankVista, which will take over the failed bank’s charter location in Mankato and its branch in St. Cloud.In addition to assuming all of Northern Star’s deposits (totaling an estimated $18.2 million), BankVista will also purchase all assets, which came to an estimated $18.8 million as of the end of September.FDIC estimates the closing cost its Deposit Insurance Fund $5.9 million. December 22, 2014 429 Views Bank Failure FDIC 2014-12-22 Tory Barringer Sharecenter_img Regulators Shut Down Minnesota Bank; 2014 Tally Hits 18 in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, Newslast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterGlobal luxury travel network Virtuoso has unveiled the hotels and hoteliers nominated for its coveted Best of the Best awards this year.All nominees are part of the industry-defining Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts program, which boasts over 1,300 hand-selected properties worldwide and more five-star hotels than any other program.Guests who book their stay through a Virtuoso advisor enjoy exclusive benefits valued at more than $500 per stay at these properties, which span more than 100 countries. Travellers can now take advantage of booking their stay at more than 1,100 select properties online at and receive access to Virtuoso’s exclusive perks.This year’s contenders across nine categories were chosen by the network and the editors of Virtuoso Life magazine, and represent the height of achievement in their given category. The 10th category focuses on sustainable travel and recognises the hotels that most embody the commitment to the three pillars of sustainable tourism: preserving the environment, supporting local economies and celebrating cultures.“When evaluating hotels and resorts at this level, the stakes are much higher and it goes beyond the beauty of the hotel or its location,” said Albert Herrera, Virtuoso senior vice president, Global Product Partnerships.“We seek out the hotels that are taking it to the next level, setting trends in their respective areas and offering the guest something they won’t find anywhere else. To us, that’s what being the Best of the Best is all about.”“The hotels and hoteliers who rose to the top this year set a new standard in an extremely competitive landscape, and it’s that shared commitment to being the best that helps Virtuoso maintain its position as the leader in luxury travel,” Herrera added.Virtuoso travel advisors will cast their votes over the next few weeks. The winners will be announced at the Hotels & Resorts Dinner on 15 August 2018, during Virtuoso Travel Week at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.Virtuoso Travel Week brings together thousands of Virtuoso travel agency members and the globe’s best travel providers for luxury travel’s largest and most preeminent event.The finalists in each category are as follows:Best Achievement in Design•    Palácio Tangará, Oetker Collection, São Paulo, Brazil•    Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, US•    The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel, New York, New York, US•    The Fontenay Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany•    The Silo Hotel, Cape Town, South AfricaBest Dining Experience•    Aman Tokyo – Arva, Tokyo, Japan•    Capri Palace – Il Riccio, Capri, Italy•    Hotel Belles Rives – La Passagere, Antibes, France•    Meadowood Napa Valley – The Restaurant, St. Helena, California•    The London EDITION – Berners Tavern, London, UKBest Bar•    Brown’s Hotel, A Rocco Forte Hotel – The Donovan Bar, London•    Hotel Hassler – Hassler Bar, Rome, Italy•    Mandarin Oriental, New York – The Office NYC, New York, US•    Park Hyatt Vienna – The Bank Brassiere & Bar, Vienna, Austria•    The Shelbourne – The Horseshoe Bar, Dublin, IrelandBest Family Program•    Hotel Barrière Le Majestic, Cannes, France•    Kokomo Private Island Fiji, Yaukuve Levu Island, Fiji•    Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, Pennsylvania, US•    Soneva Fushi, Baa Atoll, Maldives•    The Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg, MontanaBest Wellness Program•    Ananda in the Himalayas, Tehri-Garhwal, India•    BodyHoliday Saint Lucia, Castries, St. Lucia•    Chablé Resort & Spa, Chocholá, Mexico•    The Ranch Malibu, Malibu, California, US•    Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence, Bürgenstock, SwitzerlandSustainable Tourism Leadership•    Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Wolgan Valley, Australia•    Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives•    Mashpi Lodge, Quito, Ecuador•    Singita Grumeti – Sabora Tented Camp, Serengeti, Tanzania•    Six Senses Douro Valley, Lamego, PortugalBest Virtuoso Newcomer•    Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, Vilamoura, Portugal•    Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, Paris, France•    Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, Grand Cayman, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman Islands•    The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives•    Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, California, USBest Virtuoso Hotel Ambassador•    Andrea Filippi, Belmond•    James Baker, The Set Hotels•    JoAnn Kurtz-Ahlers, Kurtz-Ahlers & Associates, L.L.C.•    Laurence Tafanel, Esprit Saint Germain•    Ling Riley, The Palms and The Shore Club Turks and CaicosHotelier of the Year•    Aaron Kaupp – Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, Paris, France•    Patrizio Cipollini, Four Seasons Hotels Firenze, Florence Italy•    Ulrich Krauer, Halekulani, Honolulu, Hawaii•    Hermann Elger – Baccarat Hotel New York, New York, New York, US•    Markos Chaidemenos – Canaves Oia Hotel, Santorini, GreeceHotel of the Year•    Adare Manor, Limerick, Ireland•    Berkeley, London, UK•    Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel, St. Jean Cap Ferrat, France•    One&Only Le Saint Geran, Post de Flacq, Mauritius•    Royal Mansour Marrakech, Marrakech, MoroccoGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Engomi municipality seeks help to catch stray dogs

first_imgEngomi municipality has asked the state vetinary services and police help them catch a pack of stray dogs in the area.This is not the first time such a group is roaming the municipality. Last year ten dogs were caught which were believed to come from the north.“I would like to inform you again that after last year’s capture of the pack with enormous effort by the municipality of Engomi, a new pack of dogs is within the municipal boundaries of Nicosia. We believe that the handling of this problem requires specialised know-how which the municipality does not have as well as appropriate means. We ask you for your direct response, for coordination, joint action and cooperation,” a letter from the municipality said.The dogs come from the north via the buffer zone in search of food, the municipality believes, and when such a pack was caught last year one of the animals was seriously infected. The officials say they don’t have sufficient training to deal with this and are at risk.Legislation states that municipalities need to take care of stray dogs, but this case goes far beyond the capture of individual strays which they do on a daily basis, the letter continued.The public vet services, however, deal only with farm animals and with legislation, and recommend that local authorities should recruit the help of dog trainers and private veterinarians.Last year, Engomi officials were helped by a private vet, but they say the operation was carried out “under extremely difficult conditions with obvious dangers.”“The municipality of Engomi expects the competent state authorities to take the initiative to manage the situation, in cooperation with the local authorities. This problem also reconfirms the need for a serious study by the state and the establishment of a police force as exists in other countries,” the letter concluded.According to the state vet service, a licence for an anaesthetic gun is granted by police and the drugs used are prescribed by a private vet and paid for by the local authorities.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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More from the world of Entertainment: The project’s production house confirmed the news that the super hit combination is finally coming together. But the person we deputed had a medical emergency and had to leave to take his child to the doctor. what L. "I know that our anti-corruption unit are working hand in hand with the law enforcement agencies,Russel Domingo, We like the fact that there are diverse Ramayanas.argumentative? We wear the term argumentative as a badge of honour But are embarrassed by everything the tradition argued about The Righton the other handhas substituted intimidation for sober argument But it does not have the resources to have the foggiest idea of what texts it is trying to defend and why If soit would be more seriously worried about startling facts that scholars of Hindi have been pointing out Apporvanand pointed out recently that Delhi University (which now has more Hindi-medium students than ever) was finding it difficult to get anyone to teach Chayavadthat great movement in modern Hindi poetry Engaging with the meaning of Nirala is out of question But the situation is even more dire for the teaching of Tulsidas This assertion of tradition is coming at a moment where its loss is imminent Why should this matter for the culture at large Part of the narrow-mindedness currently on display is a direct consequence of this larger ignorance Niralas poem takes on board the motifs of every retelling of Ramayana Firstthe ethical message is rather more complicated than meets the eye In a wayNirala is saying what Gandhi said: sustaining dharma requires making your life itself the offering Ram has to compose himself as the offering before he is recognised as righteous; the lotuses alone wont do it But there is this constant ambiguity: on whose side are the Gods One of the ignorant clichés of Indian culture is to contrast the simplicity and rectitude of the Ramayanawith the shades of grey of the Mahabharata Nothing could be farther from the truth Even as pious a text as Ramcharitmanas describes good and evil as inextricably and complicatedly linked in creation So the act of moral discernment is always more complicated than the simplistic pieties that are blinding us Thirdthere is the constant pan-Indian inter-textuality Niralas spin on Rams Shakti puja is possible only with reference to Krittibass Bengali Ramayana: a condition of creativity is that it is the next move in an ongoing tradition Fourththe more you delve into the tradition the harder it becomes to swallow the narrow-minded divisions that modern politics and pseudo-scholarship have created Is the Shakta tradition opposed to the Vaishnava tradition Is Ram for TulsidasSagun or Nirguna Is Ram divinityhistory or mythology Such questions are almost unintelligible if you care to know any of these texts The Right commits the mistake of assimilating all tradition to one single globundifferentiatedwhere nuances dont matter But equallythe so-called Left has created intellectual divisions and categories of understanding that bear no relation to the texts at hand Fifththere is an aspect of the assimilative generosity of the tradition itself Rather than looking upon difference in oppositional termsit at least seeks to understand No wonderthe supposedly straight laced Tulsidaswithout a trace of irony pays homage even to those wretcheswho without cause delight to vex the righteous I reverence these scoundrels who with a thousand tongues maliciously describe the faults of others? The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, It would be difficult to find a person who had predicted that scenario before the series began. It is understood that the move has the backing of the party’s PM candidate Narendra Modi and Harsh Vardhan is also known to be close to the RSS.

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But police pushed them out of the RMC office and escorted them And so onon otherlarger socio-constitutional issues In Indiajudges are not appointed for their political or ideological leanings That was never particularly the case and in fact it was one of the arguments Indira Gandhi and her Emergency apologists had used to start interfering in judicial appointments: that our judges were much too old-fashioned and conservative (and thank godsome of them werebecause they cast our basic freedoms and the sanctity of the basic structure of the Constitution in stoneand emerged as some of the greatestwisest and certainly the bravest judges of the modern worldnot just India) There were threats of bringing in a committed judiciarymore in tune with the socialist ideal that was used as a brutally cynical excuse for the Emergency This was the response of an all-powerfuldictatorial state still smarting from a 7-6 defeat in the Kesavananda Bharati caseand the setting aside of Mrs Gandhis election by the Allahabad high court The packing of the Supreme Court with judges more in tune with the establishments then socialist ideology was launched in earnest by the Emergency cabal Butfortunatelyit was cut short by Mrs Gandhis defeat in the 1977 election The cleaning-up of the wreckage of the higher judicial institutions and qualitative reconstruction was launched by the Janata government under the care of who else but Shanti Bhushanthe law minister in Morarji Desais cabinet It was the only time that systematic effort was made to give the higher judiciary a pre-determined ideological slantand fortunately for our generation and our childrensthe voters cut it short Subsequent and reformist changes in the procedure of a judges appointmentushered in by the Supreme Court itselffurther ensured that the political class would not be able to either sabotage or pack the higher judiciary with their own Nobody tried to mess with this even during the six years of the NDA Indian senior judgesthereforehave evolved as formidable professional jurists They have built a name over the decades for their clinical interpretation of the law and the Constitution In the processthe institution of the Supreme Court has emerged as the strongest pillar of our democracy and has built a real (and well-deserved) reputation around the world Its ideologyif anythinghas been unshakeable constitutionalism and successive generations of judges have established a liberaldemocratic and large-hearted tradition Over nearly three-and-a-half decades from the Emergencythe higher judiciary has evolved in harmony with the larger democratic world: towards social liberalism and economic reform Our Supreme Courts record over the recent years underlines this wonderful phenomenon On economicssociety and politicsthe bench has stayed way ahead of the executive and the political classeven under reformist prime ministers On economicsthe courts viewsranging from denying strikes as employees fundamental right to strengthening rights to private propertyrulings on contract labour have all been reformist and modern As is the case with the leadership it took on environmental issues when they were not so fashionable and when Greenpeace wasnt spending tens of crores in India The Supreme Court brought in CNGset emission standards for vehiclesprotected the Taj Mahalset new norms for organ transplants and so on and the rest of the judiciary picked up the thread So we got that landmarkliberal judgment from the Delhi high court decriminalising consensual homosexuality In the same heady period the Supreme Court reinforced the independence of the Election Commissionstrengthened the CVCraised the bar on Article 356thereby strengthening the federal structureplayed a stellar role in ensuring investigations into the Gujarat killingsstrengthened laws on sexual harassment in workplace and so on In factover these three decades you can see almost no Supreme Court order that does not pass the test of liberalreformist large-heartednessand brilliantly so That is why some of the recent judgments and orders in fact over the past week or so are so significant You can agree or disagree with the orderbut the language used This paper had a full page of highlighted excerpts on Thursday morning Not only is the language out of tune with the timesit is also as if the apex court had made a dramatic ideological shiftor almost as if a new president in America had just made a bunch of his own appointments Large parts of these judgments are just lectures on political economy that makes you ask a legitimate question: what is the job of the judgesto interpret lawor to criticise/ make/ change economic policy Surelyjudgeslike you and Iare entitled to their ownstrong views on these issues But if you want to make policythe message to you has to be the same as to our civil society: go to the people with these ideasget voteschange policiesand be accountable for the consequencesgood or bad Orokaylet us stop complaining about the language in these never-ending lectures on the post-reform neoliberal economy having the intellectual depth of a JNU postgrad Pick an issue with the larger argumentthat all this corruptionstate (and Maoist) brutalityblack moneymisuse of land acquisition lawsetc are a consequence of economic reform Did we generate less black money (as a percentage of our economy) when tax rates were at 97 per cent in the heyday of Emergency socialismor now Reformtransparentnon-discretionary regulation and modern laws are not the cause of corruptionbut the best antidote against it And the scams we have seenincluding 2Ghave taken place not because of too muchbut too little reform Because too much discretion was still left in the system It is these areas of discretion that the apex court can help eliminate even as it oversees the investigation and prosecution in these scams Ushering in an entirely new political economy or new socialist revolution may be too much of an ask even for our most venerably redoubtable Supreme Court And you can add with the greatest humilitythis is not its briefeither Our Singapore fantasy June 252011 The increasing upper crust impatience with our messy democracy and the rising newpost-Jantar Mantar clamour for quick-fixes for the most complex problems in governanceall conveniently blamed on our rotten politicsbring to my mind an exchange at a recent institutional investors conference which I was addressing on contemporary Indian politics Just a little bit disconcerted by how many questions were being asked on the curse of caste-based reservationsI did something wicked This was a crowd of nearly 500 of the best paidglobalised Indian finance whiz-kidsin hundred-dollar Hermes tiesseven-figure (in dollars) bonuses and fancy cars We have herefellow Indians with the finest jobs in the worldmostly with an IIT/ IIM education Both institutions have also had caste-based reservations for ever So how many of you here are tribal or Dalit?secularism and 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Indira Gandhi had not called a midnight Parliament session Nuclear experiment happened India made its mark in space economic reforms took place several major things happened But when this was not done ever before why do it now" he added Prime Minister Narendra Modi should give an explanation to the public on why the issue of H1B1 visas was not raised with US president Donald Trump during their recent meeting Sharma said "Before the prime minister left for his state visit to USA we had urged him that he must protect the interests of IT professionals who go to America and discuss the issue of H1B1 visas because they cannot be treated as immigrants as they are skilled professionals He has returned without bringing any credible assurance from the US president Why is he silent He owes an explanation to the people." he said Sharma also expressed concern about the current security scenario – recent "serious incidents" which have come as "signals" from neighbours including Pakistan and China The government he demanded should take the "senior leadership of the Opposition into confidence about the security scenario and how government plans to address this situation" Written by Kriti Sonali | New Delhi | Published: January 11 2017 6:12 pm Badshah and wife Jasmine have been blessed with a baby girl Related News Rapper Badshah and wife Jasmine have been blessed with a baby girl This is their first born and going by the reports both the baby and mother Jasmine are doing fine The rapper who has had a successful 2016 with chartbusters such as ‘Kala Chashma’ and ‘The Humma Song’ and many more must be enjoying this moment with his family and friends But all thanks to a close friend of Badshah and fellow rapper Raftaar we got to see the first picture of Badshah’s baby girl And she is just adorbs Raftaar shared the good news with an adorable picture of the baby girl on Instagram He captioned the image “BETI HUI HAIN Congratulations @badboyshah bhai and @thejessymessy bhabi Chacha bann gaya ooyyeeeeeee Rabba Meher Karin” See Badshah’s baby girl’s first picture: Badshah fans can see his pics with wife Jasmine too: Badshah’s fans must know that his real name is Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia He did his schooling from Bal Bharti Public School Delhi Prior to becoming a full-time musician he was a civil engineer from PEC University of Technology Chandigarh It was in the city that he was exposed to Punjabi music and started rapping He has stated that if he had not become a rapper he would “have been an IAS officer” This ‘DJ Waley Babu’ after conquering the world of Punjabi music is now very much ruling Bollywood with his new-age tunes Hit numbers like ‘The breakup song’ ‘Kar gayi chull’ and ‘Abhi toh party shuru hui hai’ and lot more falls in his kitty Badshah is currently seen as a judge on new singing reality show Dil Hai Hindustani along with Shekhar Ravjiani Shalmali Kholgade and director Karan Johar Congratulations to the couple For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: July 1 2017 3:24 pm Niroshan Dickwella admitted his mistake and accepted ICC’s sanction after the match (Source: Twitter) Related News Sri Lanka’s Niroshan Dickwella received two demerit points after violating the ICC Code of Conduct during the first one-day international against Zimbabwe in Galle on Friday and has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee He was fined after violating the Article 211 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel regarding “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game” The incident took place during Zimbabwe’s innings in the seventh over when wicket-keeper Dickwella collected the ball holding it near to the stumps and waited for the Zimbabwe batsman Soloman Mire to leave his crease but remained unsuccessful while trying to create a stumping chance The Sri Lankan wicket-keeper again tried to do the same after Mire had completed his shot Dickwella admitted his mistake and accepted ICC’s sanction after the match Chris Broad a member of Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Refrees had sanctioned the proposal All the players involved with Level 1 breaches are charged with maximum 50 per cent match fee and one or two demerit points These violations also carry an official warning by the ICC Dickwella already had five demerit points before coming into the first one-day against Zimbabwe Now he has seven demerit points and according to Article 76 of the Code there are chances that he could receive four suspension points leading to a ban This would only happen if he reaches eight or more demerit points within a period of two years Four suspension points are equal to a ban which includes either one or two Tests or two to four ODIs and T20s Whichever series comes first after the ban This year in February Dickwella was also suspended for two one-day matches after his demerit points had reached upto five within two weeks On-field umpires Ian Gould and Ruchira Palliyaguruge third umpire Nigel Llong and the fourth umpire Ranmore Martinez laid the charge on Sri Lankan opener For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 19 2017 5:54 pm Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor are nominated for Best Actor – Male category Related News IIFA 2017 it was announced was to be held in New York this year The performers the people and what to look forward to this year in general was announced earlier However fans are shocked who has been nominated this year Aamir Khan’s Dangal one of the blockbuster hits critically and financially a successful film has been completely overlooked Not in one category do we see Dangal The film that is leading in all the nominations is Ranbir Kapoor Anushka Sharma-starrer Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and both of them have been nominated for Best Actor (Male) category and Best Actor (Female) category Aligarh Hansal Mehta’s film which did not find even a special mention at the National Awards 2017 has found a presence as actor Rajkummar Rao has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Male) category Udta Punjab one of the critically acclaimed movies has also been nominated in multiple categories Also amiss is a mention of Akshay Kumar the National Award winner this year The voting poll will be open from May 20 until June 18 2017 See | The nomination list for IIFA Awards 2017 Best Film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil MS Dhoni: The Untold Story Neerja Pink Sultan Udta Punjab Best Actor in Leading Role(Male) Shahid Kapoor for Udta Punjab Ranbir Kapoor for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Shah Rukh Khan for Fan Sushant Singh Rajput for MS Dhoni: The Untold Story Amitabh Bachchan for Pink Salman Khan for Sultan Best Actor in Leading Role (Female) Anushka Sharma for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Alia Bhatt for Dear Zindagi & Udta Punjab Sonam Kapoor for Neerja Tapsee Pannu for Pink Best Director Karan Johar for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Neeraj Pandey for MS Dhoni Ram Madhvani for Neerja Aniruddha Roy Chowdhary for Pink Ali Abbas Zafar for Sultan and Abhishek Chaubey for Udta Punjab Best Supporting Actor (Male) Rajat Kapoor- Kapoor and Sons Rajkummar Rao- Aligarh Rishi Kapoor- Kapoor and Sons Anupam Kher- MS Dhoni Amitabh Bachchan- Wazir Best Supporting Actor (Female) Shabana Azmi- Neerja Andrea Tariang Pink Ratna Pathak Shah- Kapoor and Sons Disha Patani- MS Dhoni: The Untold Story Richa Chadha- Sarbjit Also read |IIFA 2017: Diljit Dosanjh Salman Khan Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt to set the stage on fire Best Actor in Negative Role Neil Nitin Mukesh- Wazir Shah Rukh Khan- Fan Jim Sarbh- Neerja Best Comedian Varun Dhawan- Dishoom Jimmy Shergill- Happy Bhag Jayegi Rishi Kapoor- Kapoor and Sons Do you agree with the nominations list For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: August 21 2017 7:34 pm Chris Gayle recently featured in the one-off T20I against India (Source: File) Related News After missing ODI cricket for a long time due to an impasses with the board Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels are set to play in the fifty-over format for their country as they were picked in the Jason Holder-led squad for the ODI series in England While Gayle last played an ODI in March 2015 Samuels’ last appearance came back in October 2016 The duo’s return to the squad is after a relaxation in Cricket West Indies’ eligibility criteria for selection Earlier to play a format players had to be available in domestic tournament corresponding the same There was a change in policy in July this year and the players were offered an amnesty “With regards to the selection of the ODI squad the panel welcomes back Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels who will both add value to our batting and help with the nurturing of the young batsmen in the team” chairman of selectors Courtney Browne was quoted by Cricinfo “Both Sunil Narine and Darren Bravo have declined to be considered for ODIs in England Narine has however confirmed his desire to play 50-over cricket again but has asked to play in our Regional Super50 before he is considered and Darren said he was not available for selection Dwayne Bravo said he is still not 100% fit but is looking at a possible return to international cricket next year” In the notable omissions Kieran Powell Jonathan Carter and Roston Chase are missing from the squad which featured in the ODIs against India in June and July Jerome Taylor who featured in the T20I against India returns to the ODI format after a long absence West Indies will play the only ODI against Ireland and five ODIs against England after the conclusion of the second Test which gets underway at Headingley on August 25 West Indies ODI squad: Sunil Ambris Devendra Bishoo Miguel Cummins Chris Gayle Jason Holder (capt) Kyle Hope Shai Hope Alzarri Joseph Evin Lewis Jason Mohammed Ashley Nurse Rovman Powell Marlon Samuels Jerome Taylor Kesrick Williams For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News reasons. read more