VANCOUVER – Lisa Partridge was 14 when she learned she was HIV-positive.The teenager living in Comox, B.C., underwent a tainted blood transfusion when she was an infant in Romania. When she fell terribly ill at age one, her distraught parents searched for a cause until a doctor finally recommended HIV testing.She tested positive. For the next 13 years, she took a daily cocktail of pills that she believed were for a congenital heart defect, from which she also suffers. When her parents told her the truth, she was stunned.“I kind of remember freaking out a little bit and being like, ‘Oh my God,’ ” recalled Partridge, now 27. “But then I did more research into it and it’s not as bad as people thought it was.”Partridge’s story speaks to the enormous medical and social strides that have been made since HIV was first identified in the 1980s. Antiretroviral therapy has suppressed the virus in her system, allowing her to lead a healthy life without fear of transmitting HIV to others, and she has rarely encountered stigma from romantic interests, friends or co-workers.So, her dream of starting a family with her husband has never been in doubt. Their daughter, Adrianna, was born healthy and HIV-free four years ago, and the “rambunctious little thing” has been keeping her mom busy.“I thought I wanted two (kids) and I had one and I think I’m OK with that,” said Partridge with a laugh.New research shows that improved treatment is allowing more Canadian women living with HIV to get pregnant. Nearly 25 per cent of women reported a pregnancy after an HIV diagnosis, says the study from the Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study, supported by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.Angela Kaida, a co-author and a Canada research chair in global perspectives on HIV and sexual and reproductive health at Simon Fraser University, said HIV-positive women are living healthier and longer lives when properly treated.“An HIV diagnosis doesn’t preclude you from motherhood and that experience can be healthy, can be happy, can be wonderful and that’s a reality that we didn’t foresee in the earlier days of this epidemic,” she said.In British Columbia, among pregnant women living with HIV who are successfully engaged in treatment, there has not been a single HIV transmission from a mother to child in over 20 years, said Kaida.One major reason for that impressive statistic is the hard work of the Oak Tree Clinic, the Vancouver-based provincial referral centre for women living with HIV and their families, said co-author Kate Salters.“We are really leading the charge in that capacity,” said Salters, who is based at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.The authors analyzed data involving 1,165 women living with HIV. Two-hundred-seventy-eight women reported 492 pregnancies after diagnosis, 61 per cent of which were unintended.The rate at which women with HIV are getting pregnant is lower than that of women without HIV, but the rate of unintended pregnancies is much higher. Among the general population, just 27 per cent of pregnancies are unplanned.Kaida said unintended doesn’t necessarily mean unwanted, but the study does suggest there are gaps in reproductive planning for HIV-positive women. There tends to be an over-reliance on the male condom, which has a relatively high failure rate, she said.Another reason could be that women who are on treatment are healthier and may see an unexpected rebound in their fertility, she said.Partridge, who has been taking medication her entire life, said she’s never noticed any adverse health effects related to her HIV.Right now, her four-year-old daughter just knows her mom takes pills to keep her healthy. Partridge said she and her husband plan to start explaining HIV to Adrianna in the next couple years, so she understands it’s a manageable condition.“There have been kids that grow up thinking, ‘Oh no, mommy or daddy is going to pass away because they’re sick,’ ” said Partridge. “That’s not what we want to instill in her.”— Follow @ellekane on Twitter.
SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Just over eight years after multi-millionaire Richard Oland was bludgeoned to death in his Saint John office, his only son, Dennis, is about to find out whether he will be judged guilty or not guilty of the grisly crime.Justice Terrence Morrison of the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench will deliver his verdict Friday morning in the second degree murder trial of Dennis Oland, 51, who is charged with beating his father to death on July 6, 2011.It is the second time Oland has waited for a verdict in the sensational case. Oland, a former financial adviser, was charged with killing his father in 2013 and was convicted by a jury in 2015. That verdict was set aside on appeal in 2016 due to an error in the judge’s charge to the jury, and the new trial was ordered.Now, after 44 days of hearings spanning four months, with testimony from 61 witnesses and more than 300 exhibits filed, Oland is about to learn his fate. Saint John police suspected him of the crime from the very beginning, but he has always insisted he had nothing to do with his father’s death.The last time the verdict was read, Oland collapsed, howling in anguish after the jury declared him guilty. There is no jury this time. Due to problems with jury selection last year, the Oland retrial was held before judge alone.The Oland murder case is a family tragedy that has gripped the public from the start. Richard Oland was 69 when his battered and bloody body was discovered on July 7, 2011. He was a prominent businessman in Saint John, worth an estimated $36 million at the time of his death.The Oland family is well known in the Maritimes where its members have been involved in beer-making for generations. The victim was a former vice president of Moosehead Breweries, the oldest, family-owned brewery in Canada.Richard Oland left Moosehead in the early 1980s following a succession dispute but established himself in other enterprises ranging from real estate to trucking. He was killed in the offices of his investment firm, the Far End Corp., located in the heart of the old port city.The trial was told Oland was struck more than 40 times, mostly on the head, with a weapon, or weapons, that had both sharp and blunt edges. He was hit with such force, his skull shattered in several places. Blood from the attack sprayed around the room. No weapon was ever found.“This was a crime of passion. This was personal,” lead Crown prosecutor P.J. Veniot told the court. “This was not a random killing by a crackhead.”Prosecution lawyers acknowledged the case is circumstantial but say Dennis Oland had motive and opportunity. He is the last known person to have seen Richard alive and paid that final visit to his millionaire father at a time when his personal finances were in disarray and he was struggling with debt.“It’s about a father and son, one wealthy and one not,” Veniot said of the case.Dennis Oland’s defence team, led by Toronto lawyer Alan Gold, focused on mistakes by the Saint John Police Department in its investigation of the killing. There were so many errors, especially in protecting and preserving the crime scene, the defence called into question the reliability of evidence.Gold said police officers fell victim to “confirmation bias” having decided early on that Dennis Oland was their suspect. He said police “failed to adequately process the scene” and “overlooked third parties.”“If the pieces don’t fit, you must acquit,” he told the court.Chris Morris, The Canadian Press
Over the weekend, warriors and supporters were honored at the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner at Gotham Hall.This annual gala recognizes the service and dedication of those who make WWP’s mission possible and inspire others to do more for our nation’s wounded warriors.Three awards were given out during the evening, each recognizing the efforts of those who have gone above and beyond supporting the needs of warriors. Marine Corps veteran Andrew Coughlan received the Courage Award, which is given to a warrior, family member, or caregiver who embodies the WWP core values of service, integrity, and loyalty. Longtime WWP partner USAA received the Empowerment Award for their commitment to going above and beyond supporting the needs of our returning warriors. And Tom Cocchiarella of St. Paul, Minnesota received the Service Award for his continuous efforts at the local level to rally supporters for WWP.“It’s an honor and a privilege to recognize Andrew Coughlan, Tom Cocchiarella, and USAA for their tireless support and advocacy on behalf of the warriors we serve,” said WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington. “Their efforts this year and throughout the years have empowered warriors and provided us the resources we need to continue providing life-changing programs and services at no cost to the warriors and family members.”Also in attendance to recognize warriors and supporters were country music artist Trace Adkins, who put on a special performance for attendees, and Brian Kilmeade of Fox & Friends, who hosted the gala. Thomas Gibson, Anson Mount, Melissa Joan Hart, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Pell, Pryor Baird, and Justin Melnick also took time to show their support for the warriors, families, and caregivers WWP serves. Though unable to attend, Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh sent a surprise video to Andrew, a lifelong Michigan football fan, expressing his gratitude for his service. Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan also sent a video encouraging the public to support the WWP mission.To hear from them personally about their experiences at the Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner, click here.
APTN National NewsAs the Christmas holiday season is upon us, many of us are spending time with loved ones.But for some families, the holidays aren’t what they used to be.That’s because some of their daughters, sisters and mothers make up the 582 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in this country.As APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson reports, a special gathering in the Manitoba legislature building was organized so these women would never be forgotten.
Rabat – With the incredible advances in technology and the unprecedented pace at which Morocco’s companies are adapting to the fast-moving world of global exchanges and interconnections, cyber criminality is rapidly becoming a major concern for Morocco’s giants in IT-related fields, including sectors like industry, services, and communication.According to a recent study, Moroccan firms are now allocating 11 percent of their budgets to the fight against cyber attacks. The study, which explored the “Global State of information security survey,” indicates that Morocco, now a rapidly industrializing country, is no longer on the fringe of the constant and worrying reality of internet-based frauds and crimes.Faced with a rampant surge of cyber attacks that targeted their counterparts in other parts of the world, the majority of Moroccan respondents are reported to have listed the fight against cyber criminality as one of the major priorities of their security plans. The study found that Moroccan giants’ concern with cyber warfare is most vivid in the amount of money they’ve been investing in the fight against cyber criminality since 2017. In effect, whereas Moroccan firms now spend 11 percent of their budgets on countering internet-based threats, the world’s average is just 4 percent, a figure significantly lower than Morocco’s.For all of their efforts, however, Moroccan companies still consider themselves utterly exposed and defenseless against high-level and very sophisticated software used by highly trained hackers. More than 70 per cent of respondents acknowledged that their current security mechanisms are not up to the standards of the constantly shifting cyber warfare ecosystem, the study revealed. “Moroccan firms are facing new challenges coming from an important pressure due to an increasing digitization. Despite a security budget relatively more significant [than that of other countries], the multiplicity of stakes in a short pan give the impression of an insufficient budget,” said Nabil Kettani, Associate Digital Manager at PwC Morocco. On Kettani’s account, the sophistication of threats and the never-ending emergence of new factors and players render Moroccan giants constantly exposed, easy prey of a ruthlessly competitive IT world. For him, the 11 percent of budget currently allocated to fighting against cyber attacks is considerably insignificant given the nature and context of attacks.The survey further noted the lack of “proactivity” and “maturity” in the governance and defense mechanisms of Morocco’s IT groups. While threats are ubiquitous, companies have developed few or no strategies to counter or even detect whether they’ve been attacked or not.For example, while 70 percent of respondents reported detecting less than 50 attacks in the past twelve months, 10 percent declared zero attack. More worrying, 39 percent declared not being strategically or technically able to identify whether or not they’ve been targeted by cyber criminals. “If the number of detected cyber attacks is less significant in Morocco compared to the rest of the world, it is mainly because the majority of companies can’t detect attacks even when they’ve been targeted,” Nabil Kettani noted, explaining that Moroccan stakeholders in the IT domain have to show more resolve in coming to terms with this rampant but slightly ignored worrying phenomenon.“In general, Moroccan companies only react after incidents have already occurred. They are rarely proactive, and have a long way to go to attain an acceptable level of [strategic] maturity in light of the threats to be countered.”
by Sandra Prusina Posted Jan 27, 2017 4:55 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Struggling HMV Canada set to close 102 stores An Ontario Superior Court of Justice approved an application to place HMV Canada Inc. into receivership on Friday.HUK 10 Ltd., which lent money to the struggling chain, filed the application to the court Thursday.It claimed HMV owes it nearly $39 million and has received no cash payments since Nov. 2014.HMV would require between $2 million and $5 million annually in cash to stay open, according to court filings, and the company was losing $100,000 a day as customers turned towards online media in recent years.Senior Justice Geoffrey B. Morawetz approved the application and appointed Gordon Brothers Canada ULC and Merchant Retail Solutions ULC as the agent to sell HMV’s remaining merchandise.Legal documents state that closing stores must cease operations by April 30.HMV operates 102 stores in Canada and employs about 1,340 people, most of them at its retail locations.
SGS has been awarded the operational contract for the on-site laboratory at the Oyu Tolgoi mine in the Southern Gobi Region of Mongolia. This three year operational contract was awarded to SGS at the end of 2011. Operation at the on-site laboratory is expected to begin on June 1, 2012. The on-site laboratory is scheduled to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Its scope of operations will include rapid grade control, process plant, final concentrate and environmental determinations.SGS currently runs an on-site sample preparation laboratory for the Oyu Tolgoi exploration team at the Oyu Tolgoi site. Samples are prepared at the exploration site and shipped to SGS’ nearby commercial laboratory in Ulaanbaatar for all required analyses. The new on-site facility will employ more than 50 staff and many are currently being trained at SGS’s local laboratory in Ulaanbaatar. The Ulaanbaatar facility is a fully equipped commercial facility with fire assay, ICP, XRF, fluorine, chlorine, sulphur, carbon and classical wet chemistry capability as well as a full scope of testing for coal and conforms to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 for specific registered tests. Its complete scope of testing can be found at http://www.sgs.com/en/mining/quality. A metallurgical laboratory is also being commissioned by SGS in Mongolia to service the Oyu Tolgoi mine.SGS states: “The Oyu Tolgoi on-site laboratory complements SGS Minerals Services’ existing facility in Ulaanbaatar and further expands our broad network of commercial labs around the world. SGS offers a wide range of services to the minerals sector including geochemical analysis, resource calculation, mineralogy, metallurgy, advanced systems, water treatment, energy and fertiliser minerals testing and trade services.”
IS THE NEWS getting you down? Current affairs causing a frown? Satirical site The Mire has an alternative angle on the week’s hot topics…New political party now most popular in IrelandMonday, 18 FebruaryA new political party is taking Ireland by storm and is now the most popular party in the country.Little is known about the background of the party or its charismatic young leader Micheál Martin.“Martin is a mysterious figure. Nothing is known about him except that he was a Cabinet Minister between 1997 and 2011 in governments that ruined the country,” our political analyst said.“He’s exactly what the country needs – a fresh start with a fresh face,” he added.Martin’s party is called Fianna Fáil which is believed to be Irish for ‘same shit different day’.Gerry Adams’ teddy bear was senior figure in Provisional IRATuesday, 19 FebruaryA soft toy belonging to Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams was a senior figure in the Provisional IRA.“It’s all the talk in toy town,” a soft toy source said.It is thought that Adams was completely unaware that Ted, a teddy bear, was Officer Commanding of the Belfast Brigade of the IRA during the darkest days of the troubles.Mr Adams himself has consistently denied having been a member of the IRA.“This explains a lot. It was Ted all along. Gerry wasn’t lying. He was blinded by love, just another lovesick fool who trusted his teddy,” the source said.“Gerry was duped. He loved that teddy. He still does.”Today’s marginalised now hopeful of State apology by 2063Wednesday, 20 FebruaryThe State apology to survivors of the Magdalene laundries has offered hope to many of the people currently marginalised in Irish society.“It means a lot to us,” an asylum seeker kept in direct provision said. “We now think we might get a State apology too… by about 2063.”“It will make the institutionalisation worthwhile.”“Some of us might even be alive to hear the apology,” a child in State care said.Elderly people abused in nursing homes skipped lightly with the aid of their zimmer frames.“Our grandchildren could get to hear an apology,” one said as she fell over when a carer took her zimmer frame. “Oh happy day.”Shock as judge in Pistorius case never charged with murderThursday, 21 FebruaryIt would appear that the judge handling the Oscar Pistorius bail hearing has never faced murder charges.Early this morning it emerged that the lead detective in the case Hilton Botha faces seven attempted murder charges from 2011. It now seems that he has been taken off the case.“As things stand we’ve no reason to think that the judge faces murder charges but life is full of surprises,” an observer said.The case has not gone to trial yet. When it does it could feature vampires and zombies.“Anything’s possible mate,” the observer observed. “I hope it rains giant frogs. I like giant frogs.”Poll recommends housing pregnant women togetherFriday, 22 FebruaryA poll has found that pregnant women would be happier housed together in dormitories and given menial work to do.The survey, conducted for an anti-abortion group, said such measures would reduce the likelihood of contemplating suicide and/or having an abortion.“Exhausting work would make the women happier as their minds would be less likely to wander (think),” a spokesman for the group said.“They could do laundry work for example. It’s a wonder no one thought of it before.”Read previous week’s editions of The Mire’s Not the News >
Everton manager Sam Allardyce has denied reports that both himself and Wayne Rooney have had a falling out after the club’s goalless draw against Liverpool last weekendThe former England captain was visibly upset when Allardyce chose to substitute him during the Merseyside derby with Rooney making it clear that he did not approve of such a decision.Afterwards, Allardyce declared that he would have talks with the former Manchester United star to clear the air and explain that he simply wished to put on a fresh pair of legs for the closing minutes of the match.But the former England manager feels that the issue has now been exaggerated by the media.“We’re all right, no problem,” said the 63 year-old, according to Liverpool Echo.“Like there’s no problem with Yannick Bolasie and there’s no problem with Tom Davies. All three of those players I substituted last week.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“You’re asking players to be angels. Stop it. We live in a politically correct world as it is, if somebody stamps their feet we’ll be saying you can’t do that. A reaction from a player when he comes off of disappointment is to be expected.“One would ask him not to do it in the public eye but sometimes that can’t be helped. A man as proud of being an Everton fan as him and playing for Everton, that’s where the reaction came from.”Despite Rooney’s recent struggles in the his new midfield role at Everton, Allardyce revealed that the 32 year-old wishes to continue playing in that position.“It’s the role he wants to play,” added Allardyce.“Our tactical change was for the benefit of the team. It’s a team game and you make a decision on the day to try and help the team to get a victory.”
However, increasing display of military aggression by North Korea by numerous missile launches over the past month has raised doubts about the revival of nuclear talks between the two countries. North Korean leader Kim reasoned security threats behind the increasing missile launches saying, “We cannot but develop nonstop super-powerful weapon systems to remove the potential and direct threats to the security of our country that exist in the south,” he said.North Korea has raised strong objections against South Korea importing weapons including the latest F-35 stealth fighters and conducting joint military drills with the US. Experts have claimed the launches could intensify in the coming months if nuclear negotiations do not restart.The joint military exercises, according to North Korea violate Washington’s promise following the Singapore Summit.Diplomatic relations in the Korean peninsula have soared since Pyongyang demanded Seoul to abandon Washington and proceed to conduct joint economic projects that have strained due to the US-imposed sanctions on North Korea.However, US President Donald Trump expressed that he was not worried as the North Korean leader has kept his pledge not to detonate nuclear bombs or test larger missiles that could deliver them to the US mainland. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/0:47Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:47?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading … Trump Becomes First U.S. President To Step Inside North Korea, Sets 3rd Meeting With Kim Jong Un Stephen Biegun, US diplomat for North Korean affairs.IANSThe special representative of the United States for the North Korean affairs on Wednesday, August 21, announced that Washington was ready to engage in working-level talks with Pyongyang for denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.US diplomat Stephen Biegun said, “We are prepared to engage (in a working-level dialogue with the DPRK) as soon as we hear from our counterparts in North Korea (DPRK).” The remark was made after Biegun’s meeting with South Korean representative Lee Do-hoon for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs in Seoul commenced.Describing the talks as an “important mission”, Biegun said that he is “fully committed” to the task as it is an integral one following US President Donald Trump’s meeting with leader Kim Jong-un in June. Seoul representative Lee said that the discussions with Biegun were essential in reviving nuclear talks especially after the end of US-South Korea joint military exercises.Meanwhile, North Korea had rebuffed South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s vow to re-unify the Korean peninsula a “foolish” attempt, last week and said that inter-Korean dialogue would be “senseless.””It was senseless to think that inter-Korean dialogue would resume once the military drills with the United States were over,” a spokesperson for North Korea’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country said.The US-North Korea nuclear talks gained momentum on June 30 following a meeting at the inter-Korean border village Panmunjom. Continuing the 2018 Singapore Summit dialogue’s rhetoric, both the parties agreed to implement new peaceful relations, security guarantees for North Korea and the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. Close
Pink + Purple = Fuchsia. That’s the only description we have of a new operating system from Google. People have been posting updates to code repository Github over the past few days, and it’s had more than a few folks pretty confused. Right now, no one knows what Fuchsia is supposed to do or even what devices it’s for.Some folks have gone digging around in the code, which is publicly viewable, to help suss out some details. So far we know that it’s not using the Linux kernel — the core piece of code that serves as the foundation of Android and Chrome OS. Given that it’s described as “a new operating system,” though, there have been plenty of rumors flying. Some have suspected that it’s an attempt to unify Android and Chrome OS, or it might be the first stab at an OS for the Internet of Things. One of the more likely scenarios, though, is a totally new OS that could compete with Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux.According to Fuschia’s documentation, it runs on the Magenta kernel. Magenta is aimed at “modern phones and modern personal computers.” Plus, it has a bunch of features that we normally see in fully-featured operating systems like multiple users, advanced security, and graphics rendering.For now, the developers behind the project have been testing the software on several devices ranging from the Raspberry Pi 3 (which can support light versions of Linux) all the way up to standard Acer laptops.Brian Swetland, one of Fuschia’s developers told The Verge that the intent was to build an open source operating system so they, “might as well start there from the beginning.”
Watch: ‘Diablo III’ Is A Game To Play Before You DieWatch: ‘Kingdom Hearts III’ Is A Game To Play Before You Die Stay on target There are ton of video games out there, way more than any person could ever play, and many of them you shouldn’t play. But some games are so good, so iconic, so important that you should absolutely play them if it’s the last thing you do. And Jordan Minor from Geek.com, along with some friends from Mashable, is here to tell you what those games are in Games To Play Before You Die, a new panel discussion show (and podcast) that’s pretty self-explanatory.If you don’t have time to watch our full episode on the original Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 64, here’s the part where we talk about how Smash Bros. is pretty much a Nintendo historical object. Watch it!<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>AdChoices广告For more thoughts on Super Smash Bros. check out our list of the best N64 games and our ongoing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character guide.Buy Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
New Delhi: Barista Coffee has launched a new campaign to promote young talent by providing them a place with dedicated clientele and ambience to enable them to showcase their gift. In this endeavour, they are going to launch a young author Neel Mullick whose book Dark Blossom has been endorsed by Ruskin Bond & Rajdeep Sardesai. According to Mr. Puneet Gulati, CEO, Barista said, “We blend coffee like no one else, we would love to stimulate the minds and not just the taste buds, this is a small effort from our end to give a reliable platform where we would like to engage talent in book writing, magic, music, stand-up comedy and other forms of new age art.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe pioneers of coffee culture in India who have been treating masses with their urban delights have recently moved into FMCG segment with their Choco-affair range of products and for ongoing winter season they have launched Winter treats to keep their customers delighted with their new and unique offerings. “Barista is a place to be for the people with intellectual tangent and I am glad that they are providing me a platform to promote my new book. I will be donating half of my royalties earned from Dark Blossom to IIMPACT, an NGO with the aim of breaking the cycle of illiteracy that plagues young girls from socially and economically impoverished communities” said Neel Mullick, Author. “Neel’s commitment to give back in various forms of charity, awards, opportunity to win a trip to NewYork etc had compelled us to have him on board with us to launch the book, which will be given along with the goodie bag in JLF 2019” emphasized Mr. Gulati, CEO, Barista
Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Go 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 enewsletter
Former 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 PDT
NBC’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 Press
An inter-ministerial committee tasked with oversight of the gradual relocation of fuel storage facilities from Larnaca’s coastline to Vasiliko, in the Limassol district, said it has made some progress following its first meeting held last Friday.Moving the facilities has been a long-standing demand by Larnaca residents, due to concerns over safety and health.The inter-ministerial panel, convening for the first time last week, said that two petroleum companies, having secured the relevant permits, have begun construction works at Vassiliko on expanding current facilities or building new ones.According to an announcement, two other fuel companies have chosen the interim solution – having their own facilities temporarily hosted on property owned by other companies currently based in Vasiliko.The signing of agreements and binding contracts was expected soon, the statement added.Regarding liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) facilities, the committee heard that actions are underway for licensing the four companies engaged in the business.Present at the meeting were the mayors of Larnaca and Livadia, with observer status, although they are interested parties.In June of this year, the energy ministry announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the government and six private companies for the removal of the fuel storage facilities at Larnaca to Vassiliko.Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis said that even though the municipalities from the areas in question were not party to the MoU that he submitted to the cabinet, the plan would go ahead and a timetable had been fixed with a deadline of December 31, 2019 for moving the liquid fuels, and the creation of LPG facilities by December 31, 2020.Earlier, Larnaca municipality had rejected a third draft of the MoU on the relocation of the oil and gas firms from the district by 2020 and said it was no longer willing to engage in further discussions as long as there was no progress.At the time, Larnaca mayor Andreas Vyras explained that they rejected the MoU over a clause giving the right to any signatory to opt out of the deal if they wished to, by giving a month’s written notice. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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