Go back to the enewsletter InterContinental Hotel

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterInterContinental Hotels Group has announced the opening of InterContinental London – The O2 on the Greenwich Peninsula, London’s rejuvenated historic, entertainment and financial gateway.The 453-room InterContinental London – The O2 will bring its five destination-inspired food and beverage outlets including The Peninsula Restaurant and rooftop sky bar, Eighteen, the hotel boasts a world-class health spa and sumptuous accommodation – including 59 suites – and views over London.Adjacent to the world-renowned O2 Arena and just 400 metres from North Greenwich underground station and North Greenwich Pier, the hotel offers regular access into central London in as little as 15 minutes.  The hotel’s conference centre boasts a 3100 square metre pillar-free ballroom – one of the largest in Europe – with an additional 19 meeting rooms, organiser’s office and an impressive 1600 square metre pre-function space exposing dramatic views of Canary Wharf.  The hotel is close to famous attractions within historic Royal Greenwich including The Cutty Sark and Greenwich Observatory, and the Maritime Museum.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAdding further weight to several pieces of research commissioned by ILTM Asia Pacific, the behaviour of the Asian millionaire traveller – their motivations, media channels, brand preferences and consumption patterns – were the focus of a seminar presentation to both exhibitors and buyers presented during ILTM’s annual event in Singapore this weekHaving interviewed 903 millionaires across China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan, Agility Research & Strategy defined millionaires as those whose net worth was greater than $US1m.Key takeaways from the study include:2019 will be another year of strong growth for the luxury travel segment. Particularly encouraging is the willingness to travel among Chinese and Indian millionaires, especially given the number of high-net-worth individuals residing in both countries. Japanese millionaires, on the other hand, are reluctant to travel internationally, a trend that persists despite a stabilising economy and increased inbound flow of tourism. The research indicates that millionaires’ reasons to travel are shifting from status and recognition to personal growth and better quality of life. Increasingly, business trips include a mix of business and leisure. Millionaires plan their trips with the whole family to spend quality time with children and to share their experiences together. There is increased awareness that luxury travel is more than luxury accommodation and transportation. Experience-seeking has become a true motivation to travel. Food experiences remain high on the millionaire’s travel bucket-list, starting with a varied breakfast at the hotel, continuing with a local, authentic and safe lunch to sample the local cuisine and ending with fine dining at a Michelin-rated restaurant. The need for authenticity drives the choice of where to travel: Japan remains a very attractive destination for Asian millionaires because it is seen as safe, diversified and authentic.Shopping, which until a few years ago was cited as the top reason to travel across all 6 markets covered by the study, is becoming less relevant. Asian millionaires’ interests are becoming more sophisticated: city tours, diving, beach, food, amusement parks, spas and hot springs are some of the most mentioned reasons to travel. We expect to see in the next few years an increase of interest in art & cultural travel, on the tail of the opening of major museums and cultural institutions throughout the region.Online and digital resources are gaining traction as a channel to search for information and a way to research and book travel. At the same time, traditional channels such as a recommendation from friends and family, as well as TV and magazines are still very relevant in shaping and influencing the travel decisions of millionaires.Over 85% of millionaires surveyed in China consider a hotel’s eco-friendliness important.Alison Gilmore, Portfolio Director ILTM & Lifestyle Portfolios, commented: “The presentations we lined up for ILTM Asia Pacific have focused on three key subject matters, and this one analyses the upcoming trends of the luxury traveller in the region. With more than 6m millionaires in the APAC region – a double-digit growth in 2018 – this is a powerhouse market which continues to grow with sustained optimism. However, at the same time, we can also see that their travel habits are changing. As a leader in the luxury travel sector, we will continue to support every one of our events with information, trends and facts from thought leaders in this sector to help all our participants [obtain] the knowledge that will drive their business objectives through the next decade.”Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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first_img RelatedSilverjet steps in for Eos passengersAll business-class carrier Silverjet has announced a seat deal to help accommodate Eos passengers.Cebu Pacific to launch new domestic and international flightsPhilippines-based cheap flights carrier Cebu Pacific will launch additional domestic and international flights.Around the World in Thrifty WaysWe researched a hypothetical trip with the aim of going to as many places of interest as we could, over the course of four months. Cathay Pacific and Air Canada have announced their intentions to introduce new flights serving passengers in Vancouver, London or Hong Kong who have found themselves short of a carrier.The airlines have jumped to the assistance of travellers stranded by the sudden collapse of Oasis Hong Kong Airlines and the cancellation of the low cost carrier’s planned services.Cathay Pacific has issued assurances to the Hong Kong SAR government that everything in its powers will be done to help passengers needing to rapidly reserve flights, with the carrier already announcing two additional flights to London on Friday and Sunday.Chief executive of the airline Tony Tyler said: “We sympathise with the many passengers in Hong Kong, London and Vancouver who have been stranded by the Oasis decision, and we will do our very best to help them through this difficult and stressful period.”Cathay’s plans to bolster existing services will give priority to groups of schoolchildren needing to return to the United Kingdom as the holidays end.Oasis Hong Kong Airlines has cancelled all services until further notice, collapsing less than two years after launching its services on the back of rising fuel costs and a failure to profit from its select services.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Bristol Airport has lent its backing to prime mini

first_imgBristol Airport has lent its backing to prime minister David Cameron’s plans to turn Britain into one of the world’s top five tourist destinations.Speaking in Hyde Park yesterday (August 12th), Mr Cameron announced his intention to remove some of the obstacles that are preventing overseas holidaymakers from visiting the UK.Robert Sinclair, Bristol Airport’s chief executive officer, welcomed the prime minister’s pledge and said that tourism is important in terms of driving growth in the country’s regions.”It is vital that the south-west is both accessible and affordable for inbound visitors, particularly when playing host to major events such as the 2012 Olympics or, potentially, the 2018 World Cup,” he explained.”We need modern and efficient infrastructure that makes it easy for spectators to fly in for the sailing in Weymouth or football in Bristol.”Mr Sinclair went on to say that, because the UK is an island nation, most visitors arrive by air – which is why he believes tourism should be considered when the government launches a consultation on proposed aviation tax changes.Bristol airport is expecting to accommodate more than 1.2 million passengers over the course of July and August, with traffic levels returning to those last seen in 2008.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedConsultation begins on proposed Bristol Airport expansionBristol Airport has announced that it will submit a formal planning application for major expansion workCheap flights to Shannon offer access to ‘world’s best cliffs’Cheap flights to Shannon offer access to ‘world’s best cliffs’Bristol International Airport releases expansion plansBristol International Airport releases expansion planslast_img read more

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first_imgEven in the event of a no-deal scenario, the European Commission has said that UK airlines would still be able to fly between the UK and the EU. That said, if you’re travelling after 31st of October, it’s worth checking the terms and conditions of the airline you’re flying with so you know what would happen if flights are affected. In the event of a no deal Brexit, the UK would become a third country in the EU Pet Travel Scheme. This means that pets would still be able to travel, but the documents and health checks required will change. If you find you need a new passport urgently, remember there are various fast-track options available, but they are more expensive. Before travelling or picking up your hire car in the EU, please check the most up to date information on gov.uk and read the terms and conditions of the hire car company you’ve used. Did you renew your passport before it expired? Extra months might have been added to your expiry date, which may not count towards the 6 months you’ll need remaining. Check out the latest official guidelines on this gov.uk page. RelatedEverything you need to know about renewing, replacing, and updating your passportYou’ve booked the cheap flights, found the perfect hotel, but you’ve just remembered your passport is expiring soon. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about passport renewal, from where your passport office is, to how to apply for a passport online.ID – what you’ll need to travelIn these times, it is vital that all travellers have the correct documentation to enable them to fly.Top tips for peace of mind when you travelIf one of your New Year’s resolutions is to travel more, then you’re hopefully in for an exciting year. But whether you’re a seasoned traveller, or you’re venturing off solo for the first time, we know that planning even the most longed-for holidays can bring its own anxieties. From insurance… What about travelling with pets? First things first – make sure you check your passport is still valid. That’s because in the event of a no-deal Brexit, you’ll need at least 6 months left on your UK passport from the date you start your trip (that includes all adult and child passports). Will you need a new driving licence? Are there any changes to passenger rights? Arrangements for cross-border services would depend on agreements that the UK negotiates. Have you got fewer than six months remaining on your passport? According to the FCO, some passports with up to 15 months’ validity remaining may not be valid for travel. For the latest information and guidance about vehicle insurance including Green Cards, please read this gov.uk page. There could be some important changes coming for UK citizens travelling to Europe. Here’s what we know so far to help you be prepared. In the event of no deal, your UK driving licence may not be valid by itself anymore when driving in the EU. It’s possible you’ll need to apply for an International Driving Permit (IDP). Will flights to and from the UK be affected? Have you checked your passport? Get even more travel goodness straight to your inbox.Sign up center_img For the latest updates and guidance, please check gov.uk. This means: Check this gov.uk page for the latest updates. Travellers who are not allowed to board, are delayed, or face cancellations are still given the same assistance and compensation that they would be today – the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has more information on thisTravellers with mobility issues will still be given the same assistance from airports and airlines that they are given todayIf a travel provider becomes insolvent, UK consumer protection laws would still apply – the CAA has more on this too Will mobile phone roaming charges increase? If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the costs of roaming services might change. For the latest information, please check this gov.uk page on mobile roaming. If you don’t have at least 6 months remaining on your passport, you should renew your passport in plenty of time before you travel. According to gov.uk, it can take around 3 weeks to get a new passport, but it could take longer at busy times or if they need more information from you. An IDP is a special licence that you’d carry along with your normal driving licence, permitting you to drive in the EU. There are different types of IDP, depending on which country you’ll be driving in. What about travelling by train? Will the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) still be valid? The UK Government has guaranteed that for passengers flying out of the UK, there will be no change. EU passenger rights will remain the same as they’ll be carried over into UK law straight after exit from the EU. It’s expected to be continued during the transition period, but please check for updates on this gov.uk page. If you want your pet to come with you, you should contact your vet at least 4 months before your trip starts.   Be sure to check the latest rail guidance on gov.uk. Want to know more? Please read the official guidance from the UK Government and always remember to carefully read the terms and conditions of the company you’re travelling with. If you’re travelling by train in the UK, your rights will stay the same.last_img read more

PlanslesOuates Switzerland – Reported by Elite

first_imgPlans-les-Ouates, Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThe elegant Dimier collection from Bovet was introduced a few years ago and became an instant classic. New to the collection, the Recital 8 combines all the exceptional design and horological advances of the collection into a single superb timepiece.The watch’s unique tourbillon heart, based on two three-quarter plates and grandly suspended on the bottom of the face with a long, extended bridge, reflects a 19th-century aesthetic, but make no mistake, the “floating” feel of the indicators makes it eminently modern. Two time zones are displayed simultaneously, and the second time zone dial includes a day/night indicator and links with a 24-city disk to cover all global time zones.Accented with white mother-of-pearl contrasting with a circular anthracite Côtes de Genève movement decoration, the 48mm Recital 8 is as sharp as it is fascinating ($240,000 in red gold; $252,000 in white gold).www.bovet.comlast_img read more

New York NY – Reported by Elite Traveler the Pri

first_imgNew York, NY – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineOn Monday, September 13, 2010, Rafael Nadal won his ninth Grand Slam title, beating Novak Djokovic on court at Flushing Meadows in the final of the US Open, the only major title which still eluded him.At just 24 years old, the Majorcan’s record-breaking run continued as he became the youngest player of the Open Era to win all four Grand Slam tournaments.For the third time in a row, he held the winner’s trophy aloft with his Richard Mille on his wrist.An ultimate watch, an extravagance, entirely in keeping with the great champion who wears it–The RM 027 Tourbillon boasts a few achievements of its own: the lightest mechanical watch ever designed and the first watch to be worn by a player in a Grand Slam. Once again Richard Mille has created a watch which represents the ultimate in luxury but is also light, extremely shock resistant and truly comfortable on the wrist, all values integral to the Richard Mille concept.The brand also took a deliberate risk in putting the watch to the ultimate test of a top-level tennis match. Everything in this watch is a feat, a technological accomplishment… And nothing has been left to chance. Years have been spent in research, and the use of innovative materials such as LITAL® for the moving parts and a carbon-based composite for the casing have resulted in a mechanical tourbillon watch weighing approximately 20 grams, strap included.Months of experimenting and countless tests on the arm of Rafael Nadal, who fully participated in designing and developing the model, were necessary to refine and perfect this ultra-technical model which can withstand the most violent of blows.After Roland Garros and Wimbledon, Rafa has triumphed at the US Open and chalked up another victory with his RM 027 on his wrist.www.richardmilleusa.comlast_img read more

The island of Great Abaco one of fastest growing

first_imgThe island of Great Abaco, one of fastest growing and most exclusive destinations in The Bahamas, will soon be home to the luxury residential community Serenity Point, where a limited number of home sites have just been introduced.The 40-acre gated community will be distinguished by five miles of pristine white-sand coastline on Schooner Bay Beach and will include 24 beachfront and hilltop home sites, each with varying elevation and featuring stunning island views.Spearheaded by master real estate developer, Alexis Nihon II, president of Anco Lands LTD, the high-end development broke ground this summer. “This part of the Bahamas is on the edge of emerging as one of the world’s leading luxury destinations. Our goal is to capture the natural beauty of this spectacular island and create an exclusive environment that offers residents the ultimate retreat and investment for their families,” said Nihon.In recent years Abaco has experienced tremendous activity, making the area one of the most coveted destinations in the Caribbean. “The long-term value that Serenity Point offers property owners is outstanding. Serenity Point will perfectly complement the island’s incredible allure, gaining the notice of buyers not only from Toronto to Miami, but from London to Los Angeles, as well,” indicated Nihon.Easy access to the community will be facilitated by daily direct flights to and from the U.S. into The Abacos at two international airports, or, for those traveling by private plane, a modern FBO airport.Centered at the heart of Schooner Beach Bay, Serenity Point will offer its residents exclusive facilities, including a full-service private beach club with an infinity pool overlooking the majestic crystal blue ocean, tennis courts with dressing rooms on premise and an eco-conscious solar power golf cart for each home site. Owners will also enjoy personalized amenities with Serenity Point’s luxe concierge services including personal chefs, private yacht rentals, fishing charters, diving and island expeditions.Emphasizing the importance of eco-conservation, the community will feature low-maintenance landscaping, rainwater holding tanks and renewable energy sources.For a unique island lifestyle experience, Serenity Point will be conveniently located adjacent to Schooner Bay Village, an exciting new seaside village, currently under development, which will feature a world-class harbor, restaurants, inns, extensive storefront retail and shops, including a farmer’s market, with local produce and fresh seafood. For Serenity Point residents, this charming community is just a short walk down the beach or a short roll down the road by golf cart.With Serenity Point’s Builder’s Program, homeowners have the option to engage the services of the internationally renowned architects and interior designers at Chancey Design Partnership to create their ideal Bahamian home. The team of professionals will provide owners with a choice of complete schematic designs that perfectly align with the ambience of the community. Owners can tailor these designs to their needs, or they can start with a fresh palette to design their dream home. Homeowners may also select their own team for home building according to the community’s building guidelines.The Abacos are home to countless offshore cays, the third largest barrier reef in the world and 130 miles of emerald-blue, naturally sheltered waters. The area has become a world-famous destination for scuba diving, snorkeling, yachting and fishing. Also, with its bustling marina culture and excellent weather conditions, the region has been heralded by global media as the sailing capital of the world. On land, the destination plays host to three championship caliber golf courses that attract professional and serious amateur golfers year round, and a 20,000-acre natural preserve, with unique wildlife and world-renowned fresh water caves.Marsh Harbour, a few minutes from Serenity Point, is the third largest town in the Bahamas, and has all the subtle charm of a true Bahamian village. It is a lively marina, offering full services for yachts and sailing vessels of every description. Marsh Harbour offers fine dining, excellent shopping, medical facilities, and countless departure points for sea excursions to the various cays lining the coastline.www.serenitypoint.comlast_img read more

by David Friend The Canadian Press Posted Jan

first_img by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 18, 2018 4:02 am PDT Last Updated Jan 18, 2018 at 12:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Barenaked together: Steven Page to join Barenaked Ladies for Music Hall of Fame induction TORONTO – Barenaked Ladies aren’t getting back together with Steven Page, but for a few minutes at the Juno Awards it might almost feel that way.Nearly a decade after the co-founder of Canada’s boisterous pop buddies departed, Page has confirmed he’ll stand alongside Ed Robertson and his bandmates as they’re inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.The moment, which is being billed as a “one-time special appearance” by Page, will be broadcast live during the Junos, which airs from Vancouver on March 25.“I hope it’s fun,” he said in an interview.“I honestly haven’t been in the same room as the other guys — all the other guys at once — since I left the band. It’ll be good to see them all, but it’s going to be odd. It’s not like we’re getting back together.”At this point he isn’t even sure if they’ll perform as a temporarily reunited group on the Junos, but many longtime fans will certainly anticipate the possibility.Those details must be ironed out in the coming weeks, Robertson explained, but at this point the Barenaked Ladies plan to stand united only for their induction, not to play music.“It’s a delicate thing to address,” he said.“At the end of the day we’re all just looking forward to celebrating this achievement together. We’re going to figure out how to do that in a way that’s fun for everybody and (which) makes sense.”Page left the band that he formed with Robertson in high school after a spate of problems, including his arrest for possession of marijuana and cocaine in 2008 and what he’s since described as some disagreements with other members about their direction.It left Barenaked Ladies without one of its most prominent members — one who shared vocals on the chart-topping single “One Week,” and songwriting credits on popular songs like “If I Had $1,000,000” and “Pinch Me.”The band continued with Robertson taking lead vocals, though he acknowledges for a short period the band was concerned about the shakeup. They’ve since recorded five albums and have toured numerous times, most recently finishing a 40-date Canadian tour last year.While neither of the old friends speaks much, Page said he and Robertson texted back and forth when they learned about their pending induction.“(We were) congratulating each other and reminiscing a bit,” he said.“It was nice to connect.”Robertson said while he feels a certain sense of nostalgia for the past, it’s something he’s mostly let go as he focuses on the future.“What I’m most excited about is the way we’re moving forward,” he said.“We’ve got a lot more to say.”The Juno Awards will be broadcast this year from Vancouver’s Rogers Arena.— Follow @dfriend on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version included a typo in Ed Robertson’s name.center_img Members of the band The Barenaked Ladies Tyler Stewart, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, Steven Page, and Jim Creeggan read the nominees for the 2002 Juno Awards at a press conference in Toronto on February 11, 2002. Barenaked Ladies aren’t getting back together with Steven Page, but for a few minutes at the Juno Awards it might almost feel that way. Nearly a decade after the co-founder of Canada’s boisterous pop buddies departed, Page has confirmed he’ll stand alongside Ed Robertson and his bandmates as they’re inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Harris last_img read more

NEW YORK NY – ABC latenight comic Jimmy Kimmel

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – ABC late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel is trying to de-escalate a feud with Fox News host Sean Hannity that began over a joke about first lady Melania Trump’s accent.Kimmel said in a Twitter post made Sunday that his exchanges with Hannity were fun but he didn’t want to add to the “vitriol” of their spat, which included Hannity calling Kimmel a “sick, twisted, creepy, perverted weirdo” during his Fox show on Friday.Kimmel said such animosity is “harmful to our country” and he wanted to apologize “to those who took offence.”He also said President Donald Trump’s wife had enough to worry about “without being used as a prop to increase TV ratings.”On ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on April 2, Kimmel prodded the first lady’s reading of a children’s book at the White House Easter egg hunt. He mocked the accent of the first lady, who was born in Slovenia.“Dees and dat,” Kimmel repeated, with a laugh.Hannity, cable television’s most fervent supporter of the Republican president, took exception, and he and Kimmel exchanged barbs through the week.Hannity’s initial attack on Kimmel, calling him an “ass clown,” was enthusiastically countered by Kimmel, who said Hannity was the “whole ass circus.”“Game on,” Hannity said on Friday.He rolled a series of Kimmel clips, mostly from the comedian’s days as a co-host of Comedy Central’s “The Man Show,” that featured segments showing Kimmel with an exaggerated fake erection, asking women to find something hidden in his pants and going up to random women in the street asking if they wanted to have sex with him.Kimmel thanked Hannity for the trip down memory lane but said the idea that Hannity would call anyone a pervert while he was “slobbering over” Donald Trump is, “to quote a fella you love very much, ‘sad.’” Trump boasted on a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape about fame enabling him to grope and try to have sex with women, and he later apologized.Kimmel, in his Twitter message, said he hopes Hannity will “continue his newly-found advocacy for women, immigrants and First Ladies.”Hannity said he’d address Kimmel’s statement on his Monday show. FILE – In this June 16, 2017, file photo, Jimmy Kimmel attends the 30th annual Scleroderma Foundation Benefit at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Kimmel has apologized for a joke about Melania Trump and moved to deescalate a feud with Fox News host Sean Hannity. In a Twitter post on Sunday, April 8, 2018 Kimmel said that while his exchanges with Hannity have been fun, he didn’t want to add further to the “vitriol” of their spat. Such animosity, Kimmel said, is “harmful to our country.”(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Jimmy Kimmel tries to tone down feud with Sean Hannitycenter_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 8, 2018 12:42 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img PARIS – Participants at the Cannes Film Festival will be given fliers warning “Proper Behavior Required” as part of an anti-sexual harassment campaign at the May 8-19 event.The top women’s rights official for the French government announced Friday that she reached a deal with Cannes organizers for the campaign. It will include written warnings urging appropriate behaviour and a hotline for victims and witnesses to report abuse.Secretary of State for Women’s Affairs Marlene Schiappa noted that Cannes is one of the places where disgraced Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein allegedly raped and harassed women.Schiappa’s office says the French government is urging other upcoming festivals and events to join the effort.Film festivals have been soul-searching since the Weinstein scandal, rewriting codes of conduct and redoubling gender equality efforts. FILE – In this May 16, 2012 file photo producer Harvey Weinstein arrives for the opening ceremony and screening of Moonrise Kingdom at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. The top women’s rights official for the French government announced Friday that she reached a deal with Cannes organizers for an anti-sexual harassment campaign. It will include fliers urging appropriate behavior and a hotline for victims and witnesses to report eventual abuse. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File) by The Associated Press Posted Apr 27, 2018 8:13 am PDT Last Updated Apr 27, 2018 at 9:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Anti-harassment campaign unrolled for Cannes Film Festivallast_img read more

Former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum to jo

first_imgFormer gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum to join CNN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Nov. 10, 2018 file photo, Andrew Gillum the Democrat candidate for governor speaks at a news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Gillum is joining CNN as a political commentator. The cable network announced the move Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. The former Tallahassee mayor ran for governor last year but narrowly lost to former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum is joining CNN as a political commentator.The cable network announced the move Tuesday. The former Tallahassee mayor ran for governor last year but narrowly lost to former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis.Despite his loss in the governor’s race, Gillum is among the young Democratic Party liberals who excited party activists nationally. Gillum hasn’t ruled out another run for office and has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump.Earlier this month, the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School announced Gillum would be a 2019 resident fellow during the spring semester.Florida’s ethics commission last Friday said there’s probable cause that Gillum violated the state’s ethics law but Gillum has insisted he’s done nothing wrong and is challenging the decision.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Jan 29, 2019 10:15 am PDTlast_img read more

Review Daisy Jones and the Six will draw you in

first_imgReview: ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ will draw you in This book cover released by Ballantine shows “Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel,” by Taylor Jenkins Reid. (Ballantine via AP) by Alicia Rancilio, The Associated Press Posted Mar 7, 2019 8:07 am PDT “Daisy Jones & The Six” (Ballantine Books), by Taylor Jenkins ReidLike a poignant song with lyrics that speak to your soul, “Daisy Jones & The Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid will transport you to another place and time.Set in the drugs and rock ‘n’ roll culture of 1970s, the story begins with an LA “it girl” named Daisy Jones whose big blue eyes and copper hair get her into all the hot spots. She falls into music but with a gritty voice like Janis Joplin and a gift for songwriting, she actually belongs there.Then there’s a band called The Six whose lead singer Billy Dunne is the definition of a rock star: he’s moody, arrogant and handsome.Through a series of events, the two acts come together and form Daisy Jones & The Six. The group skyrockets with critical and popular acclaim, hit songs and a sold-out tour, until they suddenly, inexplicably break up.Now, all those involved, from the band members to their friends and loved ones, look back and share their version of events in the first-person. It reads like you’re watching a documentary where no one holds back.Each character is compelling but Daisy Jones is the star. She’s a blazing talent who is unapologetic in her sexuality and lives life on her own terms (which is fitting in this #MeToo era.)In this era with so much content and stimuli, where we’re on the internet while watching TV, what’s great about this book is it draws you in, drowns out the noise and you’re just focusing on Daisy, Billy and their story.If you haven’t read Taylor Jenkins Reid’s other novels, each one is completely unique, but her recent works “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” and now “Daisy Jones & The Six” really cement her status as an author with a gift for storytelling who is worth following.Actress Reese Witherspoon must agree. She has secured the rights to “Daisy Jones” and will develop the story into a limited series for Amazon Prime.Alicia Rancilio, The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

NEW YORK — Whoopi Goldberg says she nearly died of

first_img NEW YORK — Whoopi Goldberg says she nearly died of pneumonia.Appearing Friday in a video that aired on ABC’s “The View,” Goldberg told the audience she had pneumonia in both lungs.Goldberg said: “I came very, very close to, ah, leaving the Earth.” She appeared in good condition but said she is still not moving around as fast as she’d like.The 63-year-old thanked the audience for their good wishes and says she can’t wait to return to “The View.”Goldberg has been absent from the talk show, which she co-hosts, since Feb. 6. She did not say when she’ll be back.The Associated Press Whoopi Goldberg says she nearly died from pneumonia by The Associated Press Posted Mar 8, 2019 9:55 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE- In this April 22, 2018 file photo, actress Whoopi Goldberg attends the “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Broadway opening at the Lyric Theatre in New York. Goldberg says she nearly died of pneumonia. Appearing Friday, March 8, 2019, in a video on ABC’s “The View,” Goldberg told the audience she had pneumonia in both lungs and it was “septic.” Goldberg says “I came very, very close to, ah, leaving the Earth.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) last_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Apr 11, 2019 12:36 pm PDT DeGeneres surprises teachers from viral baby-boom photocenter_img GODDARD, Kan. — A baby boom at one Kansas elementary school has caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres.Seven teachers were pregnant at the same time at Oak Street Elementary School in Goddard when the school posted a photo on Facebook last month with the women showing off their bulging bellies.The suburban Wichita school district said the school’s kindergarten classes of 2024-2025 are “growing by the day.”DeGeneres surprised the teachers from her TV studio in a segment posted online Wednesday, telling them to “take deep breaths” and warning: “Nobody have a baby right now.” She also invited them to her Mother’s Day show.After the photo was taken, two teachers delivered within a day of each other while just two rooms apart in the same hospital. One teacher is expecting twins.The Associated Presslast_img read more

NBCs Will Grace reboot to end in 2020 after 3

first_imgNBC’s ‘Will & Grace’ reboot to end in 2020 after 3 seasons by The Associated Press Posted Jul 25, 2019 2:23 pm PDT FILE – This March 17, 2018 file photo, Sean Hayes, from left, Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack and Debra Messing attend the 35th Annual Paleyfest “Will & Grace” in Los Angeles. NBC announced Thursday, July 15, 2019, that the upcoming season will be the last for the comedy series. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES — “Will & Grace” is coming to an end, again.NBC said Thursday that the rebooted sitcom will wrap after its upcoming 2020 season, with the air date to be announced.“Will & Grace” was part of a wave of revivals when it returned to TV in 2017. The third and final season will include 18 episodes.When the comedy first aired, from 1998-2006, it was a groundbreaker for its depiction of gay friends Will and Jack, played by Eric McCormack and Sean Hayes.Debra Messing and Megan Mullally also starred in the original and the reboot, which followed a much-viewed 2016 election-themed reunion video.In a joint statement, the new show’s producers said they consulted with the cast in deciding to bring “Will & Grace” to a close.The Associated Presslast_img read more

April 13 2018 Congratulations to the March 11 20

first_imgApril 13, 2018Congratulations to the March 11. 2018 workshop participants upon their graduation.from left:Scott Raber stays on for his construction internship,Beth Ann Brown stays on for a few weeks to help in landscaping,Rob Jackson has become part of the team for workshop coordination,Aaron Baca stays on as a volunteer in the foundry,Timothy Bell stays on as a volunteer in construction.(photo by Chihiro Saito)last_img

Mini buses carrying cancer patients to have special vehicle category

first_imgMini buses carrying cancer patients to treatment facilities will be included in a special vehicle category to enable them to get to their destination faster, it emerged on Friday.Initially, a request was made for the six buses to be allowed to use the hard shoulder on motorways but both the police and the public works department rejected it citing safety issues.Public works department official Haris Christodoulou told the House transport committee said use of the emergency lane was prohibited everywhere in the world.Police representative Philippos Papaelia said he had given instructions to patrol cars and motorcyclists to escort the buses if they happened to be in the area.The six buses carry around 1,500 a year from around Cyprus to treatment centres in Nicosia.A solution to the problem was provided by the head of the road transport department, Sotiris Kolettas, who said the six buses can be included as special vehicles in class 90, to allow them to use a blue flashing light, like the one used by emergency services, to avoid traffic lights.Committee chairman Giorgos Prokopiou gave the authorities 30 days to consult and resolve the matter.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder 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

Government deposits exceed €14bn in September CBC says

first_imgThe government held at the Central Bank of Cyprus more than €1.4bn in deposits at the end of September, the bank supervisor said.The government’s debt to the central bank, the (partial) repayment of which Finance Minister Harris Georgiades announced nine days ago, stood at the end of last month at over €1.1bn, the central bank said in its September balance sheet on its website on Wednesday.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 AdsUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoProstaGenix SupplementHow To: Boost Prostate Health (Do This Daily)ProstaGenix SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more