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first_img RelatedBrits continue to book flights despite environmental concernsBrits are continuing to book flights despite having environmental concerns, new research has revealed.Holidaymakers book flights abroad to escape ‘dirty’ UK beachesMore people could be booking flights abroad this summer after a new surveyMore Brits booking flights to Hungary and IsraelGrowing numbers of holidaymakers are booking flights to Hungary and Israel to escape the eurozone More Europeans are booking flights to the UK, it has been revealed.The surprise results of a survey by UKinbound revealed a 1.2 percent increase in the number of foreign visitors in August compared to the same period last year, reports TravelMole.com.The findings suggest that people across Europe are still willing to fly despite a rise in the cost of fuel.Earlier this month Trip Adviser surveyed 4,000 people and found that 41 percent of worldwide travellers felt that rising fuel costs would affect their travel plans.In stark contrast, just 21 percent of Brits said that increased costs would reduce the number of flights they took.Commenting on the Trip Adviser survey, Stephen Dowd, UKinbound chief executive, said that there was little chance of UK citizens taking fewer trips abroad.”In order to mitigate the effects of the credit crunch and reduce the tourism deficit we need a real push to make the UK more attractive to overseas visitors,” he said.Iceland is proving a particular hotspot among British travellers, with Travel Weekly revealing that 20 percent more Brits visited the country in September compared to the same month last year, and Skyscanner revealing that flight searches to the Atlantic island have risen by 400% since the financial collapse commenced. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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first_imgNew York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineAfter a quiet introduction into the US market, Lanson, the world’s fourth-oldest French Champagne house, is gearing up to make a splash with their prized authentic Champagnes this year.Lanson was founded in 1760 in France’s legendary Champagne region. It has long been a top-selling brand around the world, and is one of the best-selling brands in the United Kingdom, the largest champagne market outside of France. Lanson’s finely crafted French Champagnes are now available to American consumers, offering the unique benefit of traditional Champagne production methods, where malolactic fermentation is suppressed, producing champagnes with exceptional purity of fruit and mouthwatering freshness.Lanson is introducing two varieties of its authentic French Champagne in major U.S. markets, including:Lanson Black Label: Lanson Black Label Brut is made predominately from the Pinot Noir varietal, with a fragrant and crisp nose and ripe fruit and delicate citrus on the palate. This bright, expressive wine is perfect for toasting or serving as an aperitif, and the elegant Black Label and distinctive bottle add flair to any feast.Lanson Brut Rose: Lanson Brut Rose is deliberately delicate with a pale salmon color married to aromas of roses and delicate red berries. On the palate, the first impression is tender, well-rounded and pure, opening to harmonious balance and good length on the finish.Also available in select markets are Lanson Ivory Label Demi Sec and Lanson Gold Label Brut 2002 (vintage).In addition to their significantly lower prices for Champagnes that compare favorably to the best known brands, what sets Lanson apart is its traditional non-malolactic fermentation. Before the 1950s, most top-quality French Champagnes were made this way, until several major houses shifted to the more expeditious malolactic fermentation, which saves aging time and gives the wine a completely different flavor profile. Non-malolactic fermentation results in a more fruit-driven wine, where purity of fruit and the mouthwatering experience makes for the perfect aperitif Champagne. Rather than accelerating the aging process, Lanson Champagnes are first aged slowly in chalk cellars and then, after they are bottled, non-vintage blends are cellared for no fewer than three years, while vintage blends age a minimum of five years. The longer aging process allows the champagne’s flavors to evolve more fully, resulting in elegant champagnes that retain a purity of fruit, have crisp, clean, fresh flavors and the ability to age gracefully. Lanson recently added disgorgement dates to their bottles to back up their commitment to quality and to help consumers understand more about the wine they are drinking.www.lanson.frlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is delighted to announce the launch of its Most Stylish Presidential package. The package combines the exceptional comfort of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental with the unique opportunity to enjoy a shopping spree at two of the very finest luxury brands in the world.Guests booking the Presidential Suite package at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental can select an entire outfit with our compliments from Alfred Dunhill or Chloé.The Most Stylish Presidential Package includes:·Luxurious accommodation in the hotel’s Presidential Suite ·For each night of stay, guests can select from either Alfred Dunhill or Chloé an entire outfit up to a total value of HK $25,000 (approx. USD 3,225). Gentlemen can choose from the Alfred Dunhill collection, including a suit, shirt, tie and pair of shoes. Ladies can choose a pretty piece from the Chloé Ready-To-Wear collection or an iconic bag. ·Or, stay in an L900 Landmark Suite at the published rate of HK$9,300 (approx. USD 1,199) per night and enjoy a HK$2,500 (approx. USD 322) voucher for use at either Alfred Dunhill or Chloe for each night of stay.The Most Stylish Presidential package is on offer until December 31, 2009 and is subject to availability and 10 percent service charge. Terms and conditions apply; please contact The Landmark Mandarin Oriental for details. The above offer is valid only for shopping at designated Alfred Dunhill and Chloé flagship stores.www.mandarinoriental.com.last_img read more

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first_img by Colleen Long, The Associated Press Posted Dec 1, 2017 10:56 am PDT Last Updated Dec 1, 2017 at 11:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The lawyer for an actress who accused Harvey Weinstein of rape said Friday that she is frustrated prosecutors have not yet brought criminal charges.“Boardwalk Empire” actress Paz de la Huerta publicly accused the movie producer of raping her twice in 2010. She began speaking with police about the accusation in late October.Her lawyer, Carrie Goldberg, said that by now she expected the case would at least have gone before a grand jury, which would decide whether or not to indict Weinstein.“We are deeply concerned about the foot-dragging in convening the grand jury,” Goldberg said in an email.Weinstein’s attorneys have said he denies any claim of non-consensual sex, and that they would respond in any “appropriate legal forum, where necessary.” They had no comment on Friday.New York City authorities initially seemed poised to move quickly on the accusations. In late October, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said investigators found de la Huerta’s account believable.Since then, police and prosecutors have travelled to Paris to interview de la Huerta and have spoken to other witnesses multiple times, two law enforcement officials said. The officials weren’t authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.Prosecutors have also met with Weinstein’s lawyers, Goldberg’s office said.A spokeswoman for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. she could not comment because of the ongoing investigation.The prosecutor’s office has investigated Weinstein before, only to eventually back off of filing a criminal charge. In 2015, police conducted a sting after an Italian model accused Weinstein of groping her, secretly recording Weinstein apologizing for this conduct.Vance ultimately decided there wasn’t enough proof and didn’t bring a case. Following criticism over the decision earlier this year, prosecutors said police arranged the sting without their knowledge and there were other proof issues, but police pushed back saying they’d presented enough evidence.Goldberg said she wonders why prosecutors are putting her client through so much scrutiny.“It exacts a huge emotional toll,” she said. “She has to rehash these memories and subject herself to exposure, and for what?”She added: “We’ve already said we’re prepared for whatever the trial may bring.”At least 75 women have come forward in the media to detail accounts of assault, harassment and inappropriate conduct by Weinstein. It’s not clear how many have gone to police.The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they speak publicly, which de la Huerta has done. FILE – In this April 19, 2015 file photo, Paz de la Huerta attends the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere of “Bare” at the SVA Theatre in New York. The lawyer for de la Huerta, who accused Harvey Weinstein of rape said Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, that she is frustrated prosecutors have not yet brought criminal charges. The “Boardwalk Empire” actress publicly accused the movie producer of raping her twice in 2010. She began speaking with police about the accusation in late October. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File) center_img Lawyer frustrated by no grand jury yet in Weinstein caselast_img read more

Trevor Jimenez mines Canadian childhood with Oscar

first_imgTrevor Jimenez mines Canadian childhood with Oscar-nominated ‘Weekends’ A scene from the animated short film “Weekends,” is shown in a handout. Growing up as an only child with divorced parents, Trevor Jimenez spent weekdays with his mom in Hamilton and weekends with his dad in Toronto. His dad lived in a condominium near Toronto’s Chinatown neighbourhood and Jimenez remembers seeing the bright lights of the city zip by as they drove along the Gardiner Expressway to get there. Such elements are woven into Jimenez’s touching short animated film, “Weekends,” which is up for an Oscar on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ HO, Trevor Jimenez by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 19, 2019 10:42 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO — Growing up as an only child with divorced parents, Trevor Jimenez spent weekdays with his mom in Hamilton and weekends with his dad in Toronto.His mom was in a few car accidents during Jimenez’s childhood and his memories of that time are often laced with visuals of her with a neck brace on.His dad, meanwhile, lived in a condominium near Toronto’s Chinatown neighbourhood and Jimenez remembers seeing the bright lights of the city zip by as they drove along the Gardiner Expressway to get there.Such elements are woven into Jimenez’s touching short animated film, “Weekends,” which is up for an Oscar on Sunday in a category that also includes Vancouver-based couple David Fine and Alison Snowden for “Animal Behaviour,” and Toronto-raised Domee Shi for “Bao.”“There’s a lot I’ve taken from my childhood and my own experiences and put into the film,” Jimenez said in a phone interview. “So it’s loaded with that kind of sentiment for me.”Jimenez wrote and directed the 15-minute, 2D story, which follows a little boy who splits time between his mom’s house and his dad’s Toronto apartment in the 1980s.The film is free of dialogue, instead telling the story with music, ambient sound, dream-like moments and roughly styled classical animation.His mother’s place is quiet, littered with moving boxes and sparse on furniture at the start of the film, indicating the breakup is fresh and raw. She wears a neck brace and seems to be struggling emotionally. Later, a new man enters her life and the relationship is a volatile one.The neck brace was intended to indicate the car accidents his mother went through, but also “to visually show a fragility in her, to make you care, which is how I felt when I was a kid,” Jimenez, who works in the story department at Pixar, said from Berkeley, Calif.The boy’s experiences with his dad are markedly more vibrant. They drive into the city together with “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits blasting on the speakers, watch body-horror movies on TV while eating popcorn and Chinese takeout, and play with a samurai sword and his father’s antiques.“He’s really into history, just as the character in the film, and antiques in general, so I have memories of going to Harbourfront. He actually had samurai armour in the house and crazy paintings and furniture,” Jimenez said.He also recalls watching David Cronenberg and Akira Kurosawa movies with his dad. “Lots of films I probably shouldn’t have been watching, but it definitely influenced me in a big way.”Jimenez started making “Weekends” more than 10 years ago, after graduating from Ontario’s Sheridan College in 2007 and working with several big companies, including Disney Feature Animation, Illumination Entertainment and Blue Sky Studios.He funded it with a stipend from a Pixar co-op film program that supports independent filmmaking for employees, and in 2016, recruited Chris Sasaki to be the production designer.“Weekends” has already won prizes at various festivals and was nominated for an Annie Award for best animated short subject.When the Oscar nomination came in last month, Jimenez saw it on a live stream with his wife, with whom he was celebrating their wedding anniversary that same day.His mom was also present, on Skype, and cried when she heard her son’s name.“I think it’s a personal story for her too,” he said. “She had been a part of the film before it was created and I’ve shared every version of it with her just to make sure she was comfortable with it. “I think a lot of it is the proud mom but I think it’s a special feeling and moment with for her, too. It’s really nice to share it with her.”Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

ExIdol contestant to live with parents before d

first_imgEx-‘Idol’ contestant to live with parents before drug trial AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NORFOLK, Va. — A former “American Idol” and “Fear Factor” contestant who was arrested last year in Virginia with nearly 2 pounds (0.9 kilograms) of fentanyl will be allowed to live with her parents in New Jersey while awaiting trial.The Virginian-Pilot reports 32-year-old Antonella Barba will be released Thursday after she’s fitted with a monitor to ensure she follows curfew.Barba was indicted this month on charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, heroin and fentanyl. Prosecutors say she was a courier for a drug ring.She was previously charged with shoplifting in New York and has a felony marijuana case pending in Kansas.Barba reached the top 16 on “American Idol” in 2007, the year Jordin Sparks won. She competed on “Fear Factor” in 2012.Her attorney, James Broccoletti, declined comment to the newspaper.___Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.comThe Associated Presscenter_img by The Associated Press Posted Feb 21, 2019 7:59 am PDTlast_img read more

NEW YORK — Hannah Gadsby is following last years

first_img NEW YORK — Hannah Gadsby is following last year’s breakout Netflix stand-up special with a new U.S. tour that has stops in San Francisco and ends in New York this summer.The Australian comedian’s show “Douglas” had its world premiere in Melbourne, Australia, in March and Gadsby will take it to America.The first stop is April 30 in San Francisco and last stop will be off-Broadway at the Daryl Roth Theater from July 23-Aug. 17. In between, Gadsby will perform in Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago and Los Angeles.The Australian standup was little known in America when her Netflix special “Hannah Gadsby: Nanette” arrived in June, dissecting culture and the very art form she practices. She was heralded as a major new voice and her work was labeled “transformative” and “game changing.”Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press FILE – In this Dec. 10, 2018 file photo, Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Gadsby is following last year’s breakout Netflix stand-up special with a new U.S. tour that has stops in San Francisco and ends in New York this summer. The Australian comedian’s show “Douglas” had its world premiere in Melbourne in March and the first stop in the U.S. is April 30 in San Francisco and she will be finishing off-Broadway at the Daryl Roth Theater from July 23-Aug. 17. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Apr 8, 2019 12:32 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Comedian Hannah Gadsby plots new US tour this spring, summerlast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON — Britain’s royal family has its newest member, a baby boy born to Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, nearly one year after their wedding on the grounds of Windsor Castle.Here are some key points about the new arrival.___WILL THE BABY GROW UP TO BE A KING?The baby boy will be seventh in line to the throne, making it very unlikely that he will grow up to be the British monarch.The current heir is Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year-old son. He is followed by his son William and William’s three young children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Next comes the new baby’s father, Prince Harry, and then the newborn boy.___WILL THE BABY AT LEAST BE A PRINCE?This won’t happen automatically. It’s really up to the queen to decide, although Harry and Meghan may also have a say.A decree issued by King George V in 1917 limits the number of grand royal titles in a way that would make Harry and Meghan’s son known as a “Lord” rather than as a prince. He wouldn’t become “his royal highness” under the current rules.The queen has the authority, however, to intervene as she did when William and his wife Kate started having children. The queen decreed that all of their children would be princes and princesses.She could do the same for Harry and Meghan’s offspring, but the queen’s feelings on that subject haven’t been made public.It is also possible that Harry and Meghan could decide they don’t want the special designation for the baby, in order to give their child a more normal upbringing.___WHAT WILL THEY NAME THE BABY?Royals tend to take their time about naming a baby.Prince Harry, in making the announcement, said the couple hasn’t decided on a name yet.But there has been speculation that the newborn would be named Albert, Arthur or James.___WILL THE BABY BE AMERICAN?Meghan is American, but palace officials said at the time of her engagement to Harry that she planned to eventually become British, a process that can take several years.She and Harry could decide to pursue American citizenship for their baby, so their boy could end up having dual U.K.-U.S. nationality. That would give their son the right to live and work in the United States without needing a visa— and spare him the lengthy entry procedures that often face foreign visitors arriving at U.S. airports.Meghan hasn’t indicated whether she plans to give up her American status once she has British nationality, a decision that could have an impact on her tax liabilities but something she is not forced to do by British or American law.___WHEN WILL WE SEE A PHOTO OF THE BABY?Harry has resented the often-intrusive coverage of the royals by the British press and he and Meghan have toned down expectations for what information will be released about the new baby.Before the birth, the couple indicated they won’t immediately pose with their newborn hours after the baby has arrived, as William and Kate have done with their children.They have indicated it will be several days before they show the baby to the world, and there has been speculation that they will do so first using their new Instagram account.___DOES THE BABY HAVE RED HAIR?It’s too early to tell, as the colour of a baby’s hair changes with time.Harry is one of the most famous redheads in the world — “a ginger” in British lingo.The baby boy’s hair colour comes down to genetics. Harry handed down a redhead gene to his baby, but it is not known if Meghan has a recessive redhead gene. If she does, there’s a 50-per cent chance the baby will have red hair.Gregory Katz, The Associated Press by Gregory Katz, The Associated Press Posted May 6, 2019 7:26 am PDTcenter_img And baby makes 3: Prince Harry, Meghan and baby boylast_img read more

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first_img FILE – This April 15, 2019 file photo shows Sivan Alyra Rose at the season premiere of Netflix’s “Chambers” in New York. Rose represents a rarity as one of the few people of Native American descent to star in a Netflix series. But she hopes her breakthrough will encourage more opportunities for women like her. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK — Newcomer Sivan Alyra Rose represents a rarity as one of the few people of Native American descent to star in a Netflix series — or any television series, for that matter. But she hopes her breakthrough in “Chambers” will encourage more opportunities for women like her.“I think ‘Chambers’ is really (at the forefront of) an important conversation of inclusion and how simple it really can be,” said the 19-year-old actress from the San Carlos Apache tribe.The show centres around Sasha Yazzie, who receives a heart transplant and starts having disturbing visions and impulses that lead her on a quest to learn more about her deceased donor.While Rose describes “Chambers” as a supernatural horror show, she says it touches on real-life issues as well.“Real life has its stress. Real life has its scares and real life … plays into the fantasy world at the same time,” she said.The show also explores real-life cultural issues affecting Native Americans, including the use of its mascots and other imagery in mainstream culture. In one scene, Sasha sees a mural of a Native American on horseback, wearing a feathered headdress and lifting a tomahawk into the air.“I went to a high school that was off a reservation town and there’s so much insensitivity in the world. Those kinds of murals, they’re everywhere. We have football teams, we have high schools across the country that love to wear war bonnets to their football games on Friday nights,” said Rose. “We’ve got to stop covering up that there’s bad things in the world and that there’s insensitivity.”Rose hopes that the show gives a more realistic representation of Native American culture, calling her character “an Instagram loving, super cute teen girl.”“And that’s literally everyone else on the (reservation) that I grew up with,” said Rose. “That’s all I hope they see, too, is like, ‘Yeah, she’s very normal.’ And Native American, the subject, it sounds dark and it’s ominous and so big and grand, but … we’re still here and we’re nice people.”Besides Rose, other Native Americans who are part of the series include executive story editor Jason Gavin, as well as other Native American cast and crew.“It was nice knowing that it didn’t start at me, to have to make calls and to make sure everything’s right. Yes, I am one of the newer generation Native American actors but I’m not the only one,” said Rose. “It was nice knowing that I didn’t have to do all the checks and balances. There were people all the way at the beginning.”The series also co-stars Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn as the donor’s parents. Rose praised the pair for welcoming her and treating her as an equal despite her inexperience.“(They) are so kind and so loving and they made me feel accepted. Even though I’m a beginner and I’m new, they never made me feel like that,” she said.Though Rose recognizes that not everyone is a horror lover, she thinks there are pieces of the show that will resonate with all audiences — well, most.“I think ‘Chambers’ is really for everyone — not kids, though. I wouldn’t tell kids to watch ‘Chambers.’ I’m not going to lie about that,” she said with a laugh.By Ragan Clark, The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by By Ragan Clark, The Associated Press Posted May 9, 2019 10:12 am PDT Actress hopes to open more doors for more Native Americanslast_img read more

November 18 2005 Welcome to November 13 2005

first_imgNovember 18, 2005 Welcome to November 13. 2005 workshop participants. [top from left]: Guido Coen and Kathleen Woods [seminar week only], Brooke Scatchard, Ruben Warner, Mike Patterson, Murray Natkie and Jasper Barber. [front from left]: Maki Mitamura, Nathan Trachimowicz, Katie Boeh and Carmen Mills. [Photo & text: sa]last_img

January 30 2013The 2013 Arcosanti Resident Art Sh

first_imgJanuary 30, 2013The 2013 Arcosanti Resident Art Show is scheduled to open on February 9. until April 14. A range of original art pieces and crafts will be available for viewing and for sale from 9 am to 5 pm each day of the exhibit. On Saturday, February 9., from 1pm to 5 pm, the artists welcome the public for a special reception in the Arcosanti Cafe to mark the opening of the Art Show, including refreshments and an opportunity to discuss the pieces with the artists. This year, the exhibit will feature bronze sculpture, paintings, jewelry, fine woodworking, weaving, photographs, and more. For more information, please contact the exhibit curator, Cliff Hersted, at 928 632-6200.[photo: part of the 2012 Resident art exhibit]last_img

Carer arrested in connection with pensioners missing 18000 euros

first_imgA woman was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of stealing 18,000 euros from her employer, a British pensioner who lives in Oroklini.She was remanded by the Larnaca court for five days on Sunday.According to police the son of the 88-year-old British resident filed a complaint to Larnaca police saying the money was taken from his father’s bank account in varying sums between July 2016 and January 2017.According to Larnaca Press, the court heard that the man’s son, who lives in Paphos set up surveillance, which allegedly captures the woman on camera, removing money twice from the pensioner’s wallet This was in addition to cash allegedly going missing from his bank account.The woman’s defence lawyer told the court she had taken the money with permission from the elderly man.The court granted the remand in order for police to look into the allegation relating to the bank account. You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoAll Pro SaverCalifornia: All Existing Homeowners in 2019 Should Read ThisAll Pro SaverUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Trapped property buyers again unable to get title deeds

first_imgThe land registry has suspended procedures relating to so-called trapped property buyers after a court ruled that the law designed to help them obtain title deeds clashed with the constitution.The law aimed to sort out the mess created by the failure to issue title deeds to people who paid for their property, either because the property was mortgaged by the developer, or the state could not go ahead with the transfer because of outstanding taxes.Since developers’ land and buildings are counted as assets that need to be offset against their debt to banks, this gave lenders a claim on people’s properties that had been mortgaged by developers.The 2015 law grants the head of the land registry the authority to exempt, eliminate, transfer and cancel mortgages and or other encumbrances, depending on the case and under certain conditions.The bill had been contested by banks from the onset and a Paphos district court upheld their position two weeks ago that the power given to the head of the land registry was unlawful.The appeal was filed by Alpha Bank against a Paphos developer and a British couple.The court said the law violated Article 26 of the constitution, which affords individuals the right to enter freely into any contract.It also said lawmakers have no right to intervene in contracts that preceded the law.“The court understands the difficult position the buyers are in. But, possibly a different arrangement can be found. Not by bypassing the lender,” the court decision said.Akel MP Aristos Damianou, whose party backed the government bill, on Tuesday said the court decision led the land registry to suspend the procedure of issuing title deeds.Damianou said his party has already tabled the matter for discussion before the legal affairs committee in a bid to find a solution. He also took a shot at the government.“What worries us is the resounding silence of the Anastasiades-Disy government, which is unfortunately displaying heartlessness in this matter too,” Damianou said.Head of the land registry Andreas Socratous told the Cyprus Mail that a meeting with the attorney-general has been scheduled early next week to discuss the developments.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

University plans maritime institute

first_imgThe rector of the University of Cyprus Constantinos Christofides on Monday briefed transport minister Marios Demetriades on the creation of an institute for maritime science, technology and economy which will be based in Larnaca.The rector told the minister that an international advisory committee has been appointed with the aim of establishing the institute. The committee is expected to meet in Cyprus soon to prepare a proposal.During the meeting, the minister also learned about a new self-financed postgraduate programme for unemployed engineers which will welcome its first students at the start of the academic year from 2018 to 2019.The programme which will be taught in English is linked to the new institute as it focuses on shipping issues. A workshop on a ship is part of the curriculum.Demetriades assured the rector of his full support for the university’s projects and agreed with Christofides that a representative of the transport ministry should be a member of the international advisory committee. You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

House declares Kuwaiti watch gifts for MPs a nonissue

first_imgHouse President Demetris Syllouris on Thursday said the receipt of watches by five Cypriot MPs as gifts from Kuwaiti officials was a non-issue.Syllouris was commenting on an article in Politis suggesting a major issue of ethics had arisen from the receipt of the expensive watches from the head of the Kuwaiti National Assembly during an official visit by a Cypriot delegation in April.The paper said the MPs – Akel’s Irini Charalambidou, Diko’s Christiana Erotokritou, Edek’s Elias Myrianthous and Citizens Alliance’s Anna Theologou were part of the delegation to Kuwait. The men had received TAG Heuer brand watches and the women Swiss Charriol watches, while Syllouris was given a Rolex, all worth thousands, the paper said. None had declared the gifts.Politis raised the issue of whether the watches should have been declared the property of the House because the MPs did not travel to Kuwait in a personal capacity.It said however that on the return of the delegation to Cyprus on Wednesday, April 12, there was a debate between the parliamentary delegation as to whether the gifts should be handed over along with various other souvenirs they had received.The paper said the view was taken that the watches were personal gifts. “In fact, one of the female deputies said she had more expensive watches than the one given to her as a gift in Kuwait,” it added.Syllouris when asked on Thursday about the watches on Cybc, said it was a non-issue though he did not deny the members of the delegation had kept the watches. He wondered why that was a bigger issue than the actual work accomplished by the delegation in Kuwait.One of the recipients, Anna Theologou said on Friday that gift exchanges on official visits were protocol. “We did not get them from a private individual that might allow some to speak of graft,” she said. The Cypriot delegation had also given gifts to the Kuwaitis, she said including mosaics and handicrafts. “If there is an issue here let them tell us where to declare these gifts. There are no regulations governing this.”Politis said it had contacted Edek’s Elias Myrianthous who said he had reported it to the House and to his party’s leader Marinos Sizopoulos and asked if he should hand it over. He was told he did not have to, and also noted there were no rules governing the situation. He said two women House officials on the trip were also given watches but under civil service rules they had to declare them.The issue of updating ethics rules for MPs has been pending for years, the paper said and that the latest GRECO report on transparency and corruption issued in July had mentioned the lack of such a code in order to avoid conflicts of interests.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

President to appeal to electorate at large in final showdown

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades will not seek to cut a deal with traditional kingmakers Diko in the run-off presidential election should its leader Nicolas Papadopoulos fail to get through the first round but will appeal to the electorate at large, he said in a televised interview that aired on Monday night on Alpha TV.In the interview, Anastasiades said that such a negotiation would be pointless due to the party’s hardline stance on the Cyprus problem.“There is a distance between us, to say the least,” the president said with a smile, which is why “I will appeal to the people”.“If the leadership insists on views that I do not subscribe to, I will appeal to society at large. And then, I would have no problem co-operating with everyone. This is what I have said: it will be a term of consensus with all political power, when and where our views may meet.”He denied the suggestion that he remains in contact with former Diko leader Marios Garoyian, whom some count as Anastasiades’ Trojan horse within the party, following their winning collaboration in the 2013 election.“No, we do not have contacts with the so-called ‘unofficial’ Diko,” Anastasiades said.“Nor with Mr Garoyian. We maintain a friendly relationship but we are neither in contact nor in co-operation.”On Sunday, Garoyian gave a speech that signaled his long-expected outing as challenger to Papadopoulos, who unseated him in December 2013 and abruptly drove the party to hardline views on the Cyprus problem.Meanwhile, a recent mass exodus of members of Solidarity, a party created after leader Eleni Theocharous left – Anastasiades’ – Disy, who invariably profess their allegiance to the president’s bid for re-election despite the party’s decision to back Papadopoulos, has unsurprisingly been linked to Anastasiades’ campaign.“It is no secret that there are problems in many parties,” he said coyly in the Alpha interview.“And the recent wave of departures from Solidarity – these are people who belonged to the Democratic Rally but voted for Mrs Theocharous, then they formed Solidarity, but now disagree with the party’s decision, hence the mass return.”But the effort to subvert Solidarity – and, by extension, the Papadopoulos front – may also involve a much more intricate plot.House President Demetris Syllouris, also a former prominent Disy member, left the party in 2004 in protest of the decision to support the Annan plan for a settlement of the Cyprus problem, creating a splinter party in hopes of making enough of a dent that Anastasiades might be forced out.Instead, after some initial success in getting three members elected to parliament and even wining one of Cyprus’ six spots in the European Parliament, the party lost steam and Syllouris faced the real possibility that he might not be re-elected to parliament.In January 2016, Theocharous had just decided to form Solidarity, comprising her own followers and what was left of Syllouris’ Evroko.Six months later, Syllouris had not only clinched re-election to the House but was also voted House President with support by ruling Disy, rumoured to have been masterminded by Anastasiades.Now, two months before the presidential election and with Solidarity dissidents identifying themselves as “former Evroko members”, which way Syllouris will lean remains to be seen.“Demetris Syllouris does not support Anastasiades,” Solidarity’s chief of staff Panicos Kapsos told daily Phileleftheros in an interview on Monday.“I assure you, Demetris Syllouris has expressed no reservation regarding the decision to support Nicolas Papadopoulos.”Claims of Syllouris supporting Anastasiades are “merely wishful thinking and jokes in bad taste”, Kapsos added.“Besides, Demetris Syllouris’ views on the Cyprus problem are well-known, and they have always driven his decisions,” the senior Solidarity man said.But in 2013, Syllouris opted to back Anastasiades against Akel-backed Stavros Malas in the run-off, urging Evroko voters to vote with their conscience in the first round.He cashed in the support with a ministerial spot – with Nicos Kouyialis appointed to the Agriculture Ministry – and the post of deputy Attorney-General, which went to Rikkos Erotokritou until his incarceration over abuse of power.You May LikeSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo 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

Oldest animal shelter may be forced to close

first_imgTHE oldest animal shelter in Cyprus may be forced to close as there are not enough funds to cover the huge running expenses to provide care for the unwanted animals of the Paphos district, the facility’s staff have said.Oana Bodnaras of Paphiakos and CCP Animal Welfare told the Cyprus Mail that help is urgently needed now, or the shelter may close, leaving more than 1,000 animals stranded.“We need help or closure is around the corner. Donations are drying up and the number of animals we shelter has increased. The running costs are high and we don’t have enough funds to cover these,” she said.Bodnaras said it costs more than €1,050 a day to run the shelter including feeding and medical costs.The Paphos shelter is home to 150 donkey and horses, around 500 dogs and 700 or so cats and kittens.Feeding costs of the dogs alone is close to €250 a day, the cats €140 and the donkeys, horses and goats €115. On top of that, medical expenses for the animals average around €550 a day.“This shows the difficult reality we are facing every day, combined with the fact that rescues are coming in all the time from all areas, 24 hours a day. We really need the public’s help with feeding all the animals and looking after them,” she said.The shelter has rehomed thousands of animals over the years and a recent success story involves a Kokoni Spaniel called Yoda. He is now owned by Dave Murray and is an RAPPAW therapy dog for traumatised and vulnerable victims of crimes in the UK.The organisation was initially founded in 1982 as the Cyprus Cat Protection (CCP) and Animal Welfare, and provided shelter for stray cats and dogs.In 1994 it changed to Paphiakos and CCP Animal Welfare with the aim of promoting and improving animal welfare throughout Cyprus.Since then, it has grown to provide a veterinary clinic, free rescue and 24-hour emergency service, an information and complaints centre, shelter, boarding, re-homing and a successful pet travel service.Bodnaras requested that any food donations are taken to the Paphos shelter or reception centre in Kato Paphos, and large quantities collection can be arranged.For cash donations: Account name: Animal Rescue, Bank: Paphos Co-op savings society Ltd, account no: 4007343-2, IBAN: CY06 0070 2840 0000 0000 4007 3432, BIC: CCBKCY2N.www.cyprusanimalwelfare.comYou May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Conflicting reports over religious school in Kyrenia

first_imgConflicting reports have emerged from the north that Evkaf, the Turkish Cypriot religious foundation, is creating a religious school in Kyrenia.Spanning a reported 70 acres, Evkaf’s council chairman Gursel Uzun told daily Yeni Duzen that the foundation had already paid a portion of the amount required to rent out the area for 10 years.He specified however it wouldn’t be a religious school that would be built but a college.According to the Cyprus News Agency, Evkaf director Ibrahim Benter confirmed the 70 acres of land between Bellapais and Kazafani had been rented out to the foundation however denied it would be for the creation of an imam hatip – a religious secondary education institution.Benter reportedly said the aim was to create a school for all levels of education starting from pre-school to lyceum with international standards in which children from poorer families could have a chance at a quality education.It will be created by Evkaf and the ‘education ministry’ in the north, he was quoted as saying.However, Kyrenia ‘mayor’ Nidai Gungordu told Yeni Duzen, Evkaf had applied to rent the area in question in June for the purposes of creating a sports venue but had yet to receive an answer.Gungordu said the area lacks the infrastructure for major projects such as a school, college or hotel.‘Deputy Prime Minister’ Serdar Denktash stated there was no such plan or application for the creation of such a school before the ‘education ministry’, according to CNA.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Cyprus looking at MOT for motorcycles

first_imgCyprus is looking to introduce legislation mandating roadworthiness tests for motorcycles over 125cc starting in 2021 as part of harmonising with a European Union directive, it emerged on Friday.The bill which transposes EU directive 2014/45 into national law was discussed by the House transport committee on Friday in its first session after Christmas and the presidential elections.A state lawyer told MPs that the directive must be transposed into law by March 26 this year, as Cyprus has already received a warning from the EU.It provides for roadworthiness tests or MOT for motorcycles over 125cc every five years starting in 2021.Currently, only rental motorcycles are tested every two years. Private vehicles also undergo MOT every two years as opposed to those for public use, which are tested annually.The head of the transport department Sotiris Kolettas said it was up to the member-states to set the frequency of MOTs on motorcycles.“We think the five-year period is satisfactory,” he said.EU figures show that only three per cent of road accidents are caused by technical faults in cars and motorcycles, he added.Kolettas said the cost of the MOT on motorcycles has not been decided yet but the authorities were considering to set it at €25.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

OPAP Cyprus supports Cyprus Red Cross Society for another year

first_imgFor the  second year in a row, OPAP Cyprus will be the big supporter of the Cyprus Red Cross Society, it was announced during a press conference marking the national fundraising that started on May 8 (World Red Cross Day) and will continue until May 29.The fundraising aims at strengthening the social and humanitarian programmes of the Cyprus Red Cross Society.Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou announced the launch of the fundraising while stressing the importance of the overall work of the Cyprus Red Cross Society.Ioannou expressed the certainty that the people of Cyprus will respond positively to this call for help for fellow citizens. The minister thanked OPAP Cyprus for consistently supporting the society through its actions.Starting her speech with the campaign’s tagline ‘Love means giving’, President of the Cyprus Red Cross Society Fotini Papadopoulou thanked the people of Cyprus for their spontaneously positive response, the volunteers for their valuable help, and OPAP Cyprus for “once again emerging as a strong ally and supporter of the Cyprus Red Cross Society’s programmes.”“Humanism and volunteerism – the main pillars of the Cyprus Red Cross Society – are also an integral part of OPAP’s timeless social action policy,” Managing Director of OPAP Cyprus Demetris Aletraris said while elaborating on the decision of OPAP Cyprus to support Red Cross again.After reminding that OPAP Cyprus has been a keen and honest supporter of the Red Cross society since 1969, Aletraris concluded that “it is with great pleasure that we will provide our help, in order for the fundraising to bring the best possible results for the benefit of Cyprus Red Cross Society and its humanitarian programmes.”You May LikeL&C MagazineThe Most Unforgettable Oscars Outfits Of All TimeL&C MagazineUndo23minutos.comTips for perfect skin23minutos.comUndoMykuyil5 Simple Tips to Get Relief from Neck Pain!MykuyilUndo Heroes’ welcome for Israeli teens after woman detained for false rape claim (Update 2)UndoUrgent work planned on collapsed section of Nicosia wallsUndoBritish woman who claimed gang-rape taken to courtUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more