Apprehension Of Haitian Migrants

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour Base, 16 April, 2015 (RBDF): Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Matthew Town Base in Inagua apprehended ten undocumented Haitian nationals who were found aboard a 40-foot American registered sailing vessel anchored off Inagua this morning. The migrants were brought ashore and handed over to Bahamas Immigration officials in Inagua, and later flown to Nassau where they will be detained at the Carmichael Road Detention Center.Transport of Migrants from Bimini to Nassau: HMBS DURWARD KNOWLES is alongside at Bimini embarking migrants who arrived on the island last evening. DURWARD KNOWLES is expected to return to Nassau tomorrow where migrants will be handed over to Immigration officials. Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force worked in collaboration with both members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Immigration Officials on the islands of Bimini and Inagua. Related Items:bimini, hatian migrants, inagua, matthew town base, Royal Bahamas Defence Force Haitian Migrants Apprehended Recommended for you Bahamas Police makes $2.3M Drug Bust in Bimini Tropical Storm Kate now formed, almost all Bahamas on alertlast_img read more

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Kingswood launches employee engagement programme

first_imgKingswood has introduced an employee engagement programme and a range of new voluntary benefits for its 650 staff.The educational activity provider has launched the programme to complement its existing benefits offering, to reward staff for their hard work and to further enhance the organisation’s workplace culture.The programme, provided by Perkbox, includes access to a range of practical and recreational perks. This includes free mobile phone insurance and breakdown cover, retail and attraction discounts and half price MOTs.Employees can redeem rewards through their own dedicated account on the online platform, which can also be accessed via a smartphone app.The engagement platform also provides access to online classes in yoga, healthy cooking and meditation, as well as offering financial help and advice.Through the programme, employees are automatically enrolled into a gamified rewards and recognition platform, which works to provide peer-to-peer recognition and internal rewards.Jason Andrews, managing director at Kingswood, said: “We are fully committed to making Kingswood a great place to work and play, both for all of our guests and our fantastic teams who welcome and inspire over 160,000 young people to our education and adventure centres each year.“[The programme] provides another fun and rewarding way to show our appreciation to all our teams, whether they’re activity leaders at centres, support staff, or office based.”last_img read more

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Comedian Ralphie May dies of cardiac arrest at 45

first_imgThank you, Ralphie May. You were a world-class comedian. pic.twitter.com/TGWpRcyQGH— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) October 6, 2017 May, a Tennessee native who was raised in Arkansas, parlayed a second-place finish on TV’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2003 into TV and club appearances.His publicist said May’s survivors include his wife, Lahna Turner, and children April June and August James.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokeswoman for Ralphie May says the comedian has died. He was 45.In a statement Friday, publicist Stacey Pokluda says May died of cardiac arrest. She said he had been fighting pneumonia, which caused him to cancel a few appearances in the past month.His body was found Friday morning at a private residence in Las Vegas.On Wednesday, the round-faced May was named casino comedian of the year at the Global Gaming Expo. He was booked through the rest of 2017 at Harrah’s Las Vegas.last_img read more

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Fort Lauderdale firefighters save kitten stuck on top of minivan fuel tank

first_imgMonday night just before 8pm Ladder 49 responded to kitten stuck above the fuel tank of a mini van. Crews work quickly to extricate the little guy. To say it was a “purfect” Rescue would be an understatement. #rescue #kittenrescue pic.twitter.com/c6mHLNAwQb— FLFR PIO (@FLFR411) June 18, 2019Crews quickly got the kitten out from on top of the fuel tank.Firefighters then took pictures with the rescued feline and posted them on social media.Officials said one of the women in the photos works at the Humane Society of Broward County and will take the kitten there on Tuesday morning. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews from Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue have saved a kitten that was found stuck above the fuel tank of a minivan.FLFR responded to the call along the 1600 block of Southeast 13th Street, just before 8 p.m., Monday. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Republican House District 31 Release Stipulations For Upcoming Forums

first_imgParty Chair Nona Safra did not respond to a request for comment by the time of deadline. We will not participate in any debates prior to October 15. Debates scheduled in bars, lounges or establishments serving alcohol will not be approvedThe time, date, moderator and location will require prior approval by the District 31 Chair. Here are the stipulations that Republican District 31 has regarding any potential debates or round tables with the Democratic candidate, Representative Seaton, for District 31 house. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The District 31 Republican Party has released stipulations on when its republican nominee, Sarah Vance, will debate incumbent Paul Seaton before the general election in November. The party’s stipulations also apply to the race in District 9 for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. Troy Jones is running against incumbent Willy Dunne. Which means the, October 2, local election will be over prior to the October 15 date.last_img read more

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North Texans With Ties To Mexico Wonder If New President Can Fulfill

first_img Share Stella M. Chávez / KERA NewsMaria Candelaria Gonzalez and Pedro Ibañez stopped by the Mexican Consulate in Dallas, Texas, on Monday. They say they’re hopeful about the changes Mexico’s newly elected president has promised.Some North Texans with ties to Mexico are excited about the new President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who campaigned on rooting out corruption and advocating for the poor. Others are skeptical.Maria Candelaria Gonzalez just got back to North Texas from visiting Mexico. As she waited outside the Mexican Consulate in Dallas, the 66 year-old said she couldn’t be happier about her native country’s new leader.“I told my husband he was going to win and, thank God, he did,” she said in Spanish. “We have faith that he’s going to help Mexico get ahead and help families that have been separated [at the border].”In his victory speech, Andres Manuel López Obrador said he wanted Mexicans who left for the U.S. not to leave out of necessity. But he wasn’t specific about what he would do to keep them from going, says Luisa del Rosal, executive director of the Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.“The other thing I wish he would have actually addressed is how this crisis at the border – how few of those citizens are actually Mexican,” del Rosal said. “You know, what is Mexico doing to support our southern neighbors? You know, Central America, which is the one seeing a lot of danger and unsafe conditions for its public, and henceforth, why they’re coming all the way to the United States.”While there’s a lot of excitement in Mexico about a new president touting reform, del Rosal says observers also have a lot of questions about what that will look like.In previous bids for president, Lopez Obrador has talked about embracing globalization and opening more trade avenues for Mexico. Yet, del Rosal noted he’s also criticized NAFTA and suggested Mexico should withdraw from the trade agreement.“This is a point of pause when our most important economic partner for Texas is Mexico,” she said. “So, there is a great deal of uncertainty that comes with somebody who changes their position as much and we don’t have a clear vision of what we can expect from this president.”CREDIT STELLA M. CHÁVEZ / KERA NEWSSantana Delgado says he wants to see change in Mexico, but worries the new president won’t be able to fulfill all of the promises he’s made. Back at the Mexican Consulate, Santana Delgado was waiting on a friend. He was born in Mexico but has lived in Texas for more than 50 years. The 63-year-old says he’s realistic and also a bit skeptical.“The corruption and drug trafficking – that’s not going away,” he said.Degaldo would like to see the reforms Lopez Obrador promises, but he worries that if the president-elect tries to push for too many, he could be harmed. Any kind of big change, Delgado said, won’t be easy.last_img read more

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Study Finds Active Surveillance Program Effective for LowRisk Prostate Cancer Patients

first_img Related Content News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more September 2, 2015 — Men with relatively unaggressive prostate tumors whose disease is carefully monitored by urologists are unlikely to develop metastatic prostate cancer or die of their cancers, according to a study from the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins. Analyzing survival statistics up to 15 years, the researchers report just two of 1,298 men enrolled over the past 20 years in a so-called active surveillance program at Johns Hopkins died of prostate cancer, and three developed metastatic disease.“Our study should reassure men that carefully selected patients enrolled in active surveillance programs for their low-risk prostate cancers are not likely to be harmed by their disease,” said H. Ballentine Carter, M.D., the Bernard L. Schwartz Distinguished Professor of Urologic Oncology and director of adult urology.Carter acknowledges that outcomes in the current study may be due to doctors’ careful selection of patients for active surveillance. “With longer follow-up, the data may change, but they’re unlikely to change dramatically, because men in this age group tend to die of other causes,” he said.Most of the men in the study were also Caucasian, and Carter cautions that these outcomes may not apply to African-American men, who tend to have more aggressive cancers.For the study, described online Aug. 31 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, men with prostate tumors classified as low or very low risk for aggressiveness opted to enroll in an active surveillance program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Their risk level was determined, in part, by Gleason scores, in which pathologists evaluate the aggressiveness of the cancer from prostate biopsy tissue.When the study began in 1995, Carter said, urologists performed annual biopsies on the men in the program until they reached age 75. Now, doctors no longer require annual biopsies among the lowest risk groups; when they do perform a biopsy, they use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided technology and will often ask pathologists to check biopsy tissue levels of proteins made by the PTEN gene, a biomarker for prostate cancer aggressiveness.Of the 1,298 men, 47 died of nonprostate cancer causes (mostly cardiovascular disease); nine of the 47 had received treatment for their prostate cancer. Two men died from prostate cancer, one after 16 years in the active surveillance program. In the second man’s case, Johns Hopkins doctors recommended surveillance, but the patient sought monitoring at another hospital and died 15 months after his diagnosis.Three men in the program were diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.Overall, the researchers calculated that men in the program were 24 times more likely to die from a cause other than prostate cancer over a 15-year span.After 10 and 15 years of follow-up, survival free of prostate cancer death was 99.9 percent, and survival without metastasis was 99.4 percent in the group.Some 467 men in the group (36 percent) had prostate cancers that were reclassified to a more aggressive level within a median time of two years from enrollment in the active surveillance program. For men with very low-risk cancers, the cumulative risk of a grade reclassification to a level that would have generally precluded enrollment in the program over five, 10 and 15 years was 13 percent, 21 percent and 22 percent, respectively. For men with low-risk cancers, this risk increased to 19 percent, 28 percent and 31 percent. Over the same time frames, the cumulative risk of a grade reclassification to a level that would be considered potentially lethal in most cases but still curable was no more than 5.9 percent for both very low and low-risk prostate cancers, Carter said.Also among the group, 109 men opted for surgical or radiation treatment despite the absence of significant change in their prostate cancer status. In those whose cancers were reclassified, 361 opted for treatment.“The natural progression of prostate cancer occurs over a long period of time, some 20 years, and most men with low-risk prostate cancer will die of another cause,” said Carter, a member of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. “There is a careful balance, which is sometimes difficult to find, between doing no harm without treatment and overtreating men, but our data should help.”Carter estimates that 30 to 40 percent of U.S. men with eligible prostate cancers opt for active surveillance, compared with Scandinavian countries, where use of the option is as high as 80 percent. The reasons for less use in the United States, he says, could stem from fear of losing the opportunity for a cure.Carter said one of the benefits of active surveillance is reduction in the rates of complications and costs of prostate cancer treatments. In a recent report, 20 percent of men undergoing a prostate cancer treatment — radiation or surgery — were readmitted to the hospital within five years of treatment for a complication related to the original treatment.“Our goal is to avoid treating men who don’t need surgery or radiation. The ability to identify men with the most indolent cancers for whom surveillance is safe is likely to improve with better imaging techniques and biomarkers,” said Carter.Active surveillance is included in best practice guidelines for doctors developed by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a group of the nation’s top cancer centers. Carter recommended that men see urology specialists to be monitored in an active surveillance program.For more information: www.urology.jhu.edu FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Prostate Cancer | September 02, 2015 Study Finds Active Surveillance Program Effective for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients Johns Hopkins researcher finds patient group unlikely to develop metastatic prostate cancer or die from the disease in the long term Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. 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Travel agency air bookings up 63 for Amadeus

first_imgTravel agency air bookings up 6.3% for Amadeus Travelweek Group Posted by Tags: Amadeus, Trend Watch Thursday, March 1, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >> MADRID — Amadeus’ travel agency air bookings were up consistently across all regions in 2017, including 99 million Amadeus travel agent air bookings in North America, where Amadeus is determined to gain more market share.Total travel agency air bookings grew 6.3% to 568.4 million.Amadeus says the increases were supported by industry and market share growth. The 99 million travel agency air bookings from North American travel agents represented 17.4% of the company’s global total and were up 9% from 2016 when the 90.8 million bookings from North American travel agents represented 17% of the global total.The company reports that travel agent bookings from Europe (Western Europe plus Central, Eastern and Southern Europe) contributed 44.7% to the 2017 total, while bookings coming out of Asia Pacific contributed 19.1%.In 2017 Amadeus signed 55 new contracts or renewals of content agreements with airlines, including Air Canada, WestJet and Delta.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthAmadeus says it also continued to receive interest from customers in its merchandising solutions throughout 2017. At the close of the year, 143 airlines had signed up to Amadeus Airline Ancillary Services for the indirect channel, including Air Canada, Malaysia Airlines and All Nipon Airways, and 115 had implemented the solution. A total of 66 carriers had contracted Amadeus Fare Families, which allows airlines to distribute branded fares, with 50 of them already implemented.Revenue for 2017 totalled Can$7,581 million.last_img read more

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Happy New Year

first_imgRosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, begins Wednesday evening, Sept. 4.Costa Ricans and people around the world will usher in the new year with the lighting of candles 18 minutes before sunset. (That works out to 5:26 p.m., San José time.)The holiday begins a 10-day period of reflection known as the Days of Awe, which concludes with Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, on Sept. 14.The Tico Times extends its wishes for a happy and peaceful year 5774. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img

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Merkel firmly behind euro but will she act

first_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Merkel led calls to saddle Greece with tough austerity measures, such as cuts in public sector pay and pensions, as part of its two multibillion-euro rescue packages. Germans see it as just desserts for years of profligate spending, while they kept their finances in order.But the spending cuts have left the Greek economy mired in a deep recession. Angered by the seemingly endless pain, Greeks have turned away from the two traditional parties in elections last month. They voted instead for more radical parties that have vowed to pull the country out of its bailout and austerity agreements. This weekend Greece faces another election. And if it backs a radical left party that promises to ditch its bailout terms, it’s hard to see Merkel allowing Greek aid payments to keep flowing.That could lead Greece to default and force it out of the euro, a move into uncharted territory that could undermine the entire global financial system.The threat has held little sway in Germany. A poll by the Forsa agency released last week found that 62 percent of Germans want Merkel to stick to her tough line on Greece. And they favor _ by 49 percent against 39 _ a Greek exit from the common currency. Associated PressBERLIN (AP) – Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has insisted repeatedly that “if the euro fails, Europe fails.”Now the crisis in the 17 countries that use the euro is coming back to the boil, with Spain admitting it needs help to rescue its banks and voters in Greece deciding whether to back a party that could pull out of the single currency. And all eyes are on economic powerhouse Germany to see what it will do to save Europe’s union from collapse. It’s also clear that Europe needs Germany: The nation’s GDP of (EURO)2.6 trillion is 30 percent larger than that of France, the second biggest eurozone economy, meaning Germany alone has the funds to bail out the struggling bloc.Still, absent a threat of immediate disaster, Merkel has shown little sign of budging from her insistence that help comes with strings attached, that thrift is a fundamental virtue and that there’s no magic wand to save the euro. At the recent G8 summit of leading economic nations at Camp David, Merkel cut a lonely figure fending off pressure from fellow leaders to ditch austerity and jump-start growth.When the global financial crisis first flared in 2008, Merkel famously invoked the “Swabian housewife” _ the traditional personification of Germany’s prudent housekeeping named after a region in the southwest of the country.“She would have told us a piece of worldly wisdom,” Merkel said: “You cannot live above your means in the long term.” The image stuck.Polls consistently show Merkel at or near the top of the list of Germany’s most popular politicians. Her hard line on the crisis has a great deal to do with that popularity. In the face of such pressure, Merkel has already shown signs of her other notable trait: pragmatism. She has started to soften her tone lately on promoting growth, hinting she’d be willing to do more as long as it means deepen European integration in the long run.And there is a possibility that she will make further concessions. Ahead of elections due in Germany next year, the center-left opposition _ from which Merkel needs support for her cherished European fiscal pact to be approved by Parliament _ has begun demanding pro-growth measures.Merkel’s coalition recently proposed fostering growth by increasing the capital of the European Investment Bank, a development bank that lends money for public projects, using existing EU funds more efficiently and implementing structural reforms _ but no more stimulus money.Concessions aren’t likely to include Eurobonds any time soon. They’re politically toxic to Merkel’s center-right coalition, unloved by other prosperous countries and could run into trouble with Germany’s highest court, which has guarded parliament’s control over the German budget.More feasible may be a so-called debt redemption fund along lines proposed last November by the German government’s panel of independent economic advisers. That would see a country’s debts above 60 percent of GDP transferred to a common redemption fund with joint liability. They would be obliged to pay them off over 20-25 years and would have to pledge part of their foreign exchange or gold reserves as security. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Germany’s opposition backs the idea. Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said last week that “significant constitutional and legal concerns” need to be discussed.Merkel herself cautioned last week against expecting a revolutionary “big design” to emerge from an EU leaders’ summit at the end of this month. She made clear that she is still playing a long-term game to strengthen the eurozone through more centralized control of how governments run their economies. That will provide little comfort to Greeks hoping for a quick resolution as they head to the polls.“We need not just a currency union; we also need a so-called fiscal union, more common budget policies. And we need above all a political union,” she said. “That means that we must, step by step as things go forward, give up powers to Europe as well.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) There’s no denying Merkel’s commitment to keeping the common currency together. But that doesn’t mean she’s ready to take the politically difficult measures many say are needed to save the day. She appears torn between freeing funds to rescue a wider European dream and pressures from her narrower power base at home.Which way she turns will be critical to Europe’s future _ and the fate of the global economy.The two sides of the leader who can make or break the common currency have been on prominent display at crucial moments of the crisis._ As Europe’s No. 1 budgetary hawk, Merkel was the architect last year with former French President Nicolas Sarkozy of a strict set of fiscal rules designed to put a lid on the chaos of too many governments holding too much debt._ But she also has a pragmatic side. Notably, she has shown flexibility in signing up to rescue packages she initially resisted _ starting with the initial bailout deal for Greece in mid-2010.It’s certainly in Germany’s economic interests to ensure the euro has a future. Of Germany’s (EURO)276 billion ($346 billion) in exports in this year’s first quarter, nearly (EURO)110 billion went to other eurozone countries. The full 27-nation EU accounted for more than half of its exports. So Germany desperately needs a stable market close to home. Top Stories Sponsored Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths “I think her commitment to keep the euro alive is very strong, but I think it’s not that strong to keep Greece within (it),” said Carsten Brzeski, senior economist at ING in Brussels. “They would like to keep Greece in but … if Greece wants to go out as a result of the elections, then so be it.”The fact is, the direct effect of a Greek exit on the German economy would be small. Germany’s (EURO)1.2 billion of first quarter exports to Greece amount to only a tiny fraction of what it sold to Europe as a whole. But Brzeski argues that there are broader risks: there would be a probability of losing billions of euros in German-guaranteed loans for Greece and the heightened danger of bailouts to other troubled countries such as Spain and Italy if Greece pulled out, neither likely to go down well with Germans.And Merkel faces increasing criticism abroad for over-emphasizing austerity, notably from her longtime partner in fighting the economic crisis: France, which has a new Socialist president. Francois Hollande has rapidly become one of the strongest voices among European leaders pushing measures to boost growth.One of these measures has been “eurobonds”_ jointly issued debt that could be used to fund anything and could eventually replace an individual country’s debt. Eurobonds would protect weaker countries by insulating them from the high interest rates they now face when they raise money on bond markets. Those high interest rates are ground zero of the crisis: They forced Greece, Ireland and Portugal to seek bailouts. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Comments   Share   Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more

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14yearold wins geography bee after successful challenge

first_imgKaran is from Edison, New Jersey.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 0 Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Karan Menon of New Jersey, right, is greeted on stage by his parents Rakesh, left, and Manisha, center, after he won the National Geographic Bee, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at the National Geographic Society in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen-year-old Karan Menon (KAH-run MEN-uhn) used a perfect championship round and a well-timed challenge to a question he was initially told he got wrong to win the National Geographic Bee.Taking deep breaths and meditating to relax, Karan showed impressive recall of maps of the United States and the world to become the 27th champion of the bee Wednesday.He would have been eliminated in fourth place if he hadn’t raised his hand and argued that he’d actually gotten a question right. The question: “The Mesabi Range contains a large deposit of what metal-bearing mineral?” The answer was iron ore. Karan answered “Taconite,” a form of iron ore. After conferring for about five minutes, the judges gave him credit for the right answer. Sponsored Stories How do cataracts affect your vision? New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

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Queenstowns Kiwi Birdlife Park celebrates 30th anniversary

first_imgThirty years ago, a Queenstown-based metalsmith had an unlikely ‘vision’ – to build the resort town’s first birdlife and conservation park on an overgrown piece of wasteland.Invercargill-born Dick Wilson and his wife Noeleen moved to Queenstown in the 1950s with their family and opened the first garage and shop in Frankton.Twenty years later, Dick, a remarkable visionary, noticed that customers at his garage were increasingly asking where they could see New Zealand’s famous icon the kiwi.An animal lover who was passionate about nature and native wildlife, he knew of a piece of land used as a dumping site for old cars and rubbish on the edge of town.Original staff from Kiwi Birdlife ParkHe applied to the Lake County Council to lease the land, ignored those who said he was wasting his time, and was granted the lease for the land and use of a natural spring in the early 1980s. He was 57-years-old when his dream project was given the green light.After removing several tonnes of rubbish, fencing the entire area, clearing 14ft-high blackberry and broom canes, building ponds and removing about 100 huge pine trees, Dick and son Paul built aviaries, the first Kiwi house and a ticket office, also planting about 10,000 native pines to replace the pines.They contacted the New Zealand Wildlife Service (now Department of Conservation) to see how they could go about sourcing some birds, and two long and hard years later officially opened for business on January 13th 1986.The park had one kiwi house, an enclosure for kea, a yellow-crowned kakariki aviary and a weka pen, while pukeko and ducks roamed free. Admission was $3.50 for an adult, $2 for a child and on Day One they put through 41 adults and 21 kids. They thought it was the best thing ever!Thirty years later…Kiwi Birdlife Park staff todayFast forward 30 years and the Kiwi Birdlife Park attracts thousands of visitors every year, and is recognised nationwide for its conservation success stories. It now holds and displays over 20 species of native wildlife as part of nationally-managed programmes.It takes part in a number of breed-for-release programmes, and has planted over 12,000 native plants providing essential food and shelter to wild native birds that now call the Park home.Its free-flight bird show was launched in October 2001 and was the first of its kind in NZ, remaining the only show to use native birds to help spread the conservation message. The Park is a proud member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association and was the first private facility in New Zealand to gain welfare accreditation.While Dick and Noeleen have both since passed away, the family link continues with son Paul Wilson as General Manager and wife Sandra an integral part of the Park since Day One.Park director and owner Paul Wilson said he was “extremely proud” of what his family and the park team had achieved over 30 years.“We’ve worked alongside DOC to make a huge contribution to New Zealand’s unique species,” he said.“It’s a truly rewarding task to have educated hundreds of thousands of visitors about New Zealand’s exceptional flora and fauna, and we hope we’ve inspired visitors to live a more ‘green’ lifestyle to help benefit the environment in which we live.”Always innovating and adding to the scope of its wildlife on show, a brand-new reptile wing opened in December 2015, housing New Zealand’s ‘living dinosaurs’ the Tuatara and rare endangered skinks. Tuatara are not found anywhere else in the world and are now extinct on the North and South Islands.Celebrating a milestoneThe Park’s celebration milestone is being recognised with an event opened by Ngai Tahu representative Michael Skerrett and Park and family friend Willie Solomon. DOC Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki is a special guest speaker, attending on behalf of Conservation Minister Maggie Barry.Nicola Toki said she was “very supportive” of parks such as the Kiwi Birdlife Park.“They’ve spent three decades advocating for what’s special about our native wildlife,” she said.“With 87% of New Zealanders now living in towns, and a third of international visitors coming here because they want to have some kind of experience with our nature, places like Kiwi Birdlife Park are crucial in gently educating national and international visitors about our native wildlife.“The Department of Conservation is extremely grateful to Queenstown’s Kiwi Birdlife Park for its significant contribution to some of our threatened species in the wild.”Kiwi Birdlife Park park manager Nicole Kunzmann said Kiwi Birdlife Park was “incredibly thankful” for everyone’s support over the past 30 years.“We’ve always relied on the generosity of others to ensure the future of the park and the animals within it, and support from locals across the board has never waned. We really wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for that groundswell of local involvement.” Kiwi Birdlife Park Source = Kiwi Birdlife Parklast_img read more

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Mövenpick Hotels Resorts announces rebranding of luxury Hua Hin

first_imgMövenpick Hotels & Resorts announces rebranding of luxury Hua Hin resortMövenpick Hotels & Resorts announces rebranding of luxury Hua Hin resort Swiss hotel management company Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced that it will rebrand and manage a luxury villa and suite resort in Hua Hin, Thailand to be named the Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin.In operation since 2010, the existing Asara Villa and Suite Resort, Hua Hin comprising a 96-key resort is owned by Ocean Property and boasts 54 pool villas and 42 suites designed to offer discerning leisure travellers and families a relaxing holiday in Thailand’s premier beach destination.Scheduled to relaunch with Mövenpick branding in November 2017, the full service resort will also feature exceptional food and beverage options, an indulgent spa with eight treatment rooms, a fully equipped Kids Club, exclusive meeting room facilities, a library, multiple swimming pools and extensive lush tropical landscaping.Adding to the appeal of the getaway experience, Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin will offer guests a choice of food and beverage outlets serving cuisine to suit a range of tastes at its casual all-day dining restaurant, specialty beach side restaurant, lobby lounge and an inviting pool bar.“Our Mövenpick Resort in Hua Hin is the perfect destination for families, couples and exclusive meeting (MICE) groups seeking sanctuary from the hustle and noise of Bangkok” says Andrew Langdon, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Global Chief Development Officer and Senior Vice President Asia.“By combining Mövenpick’s signature attention to detail with sublime Thai hospitality, world class facilities and quaint beach town charm, Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin is set to add an exceptional new luxury accommodation choice for visitors. Domestic and international guests will enjoy memorable holidays, tailored to all ages and interests, with an added a touch of private luxury and extraordinary service.”Centrally located in the famous Thai beachside town, which is an easy 3-hour drive from Bangkok, Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin is less than one kilometre from Hua Hin Airport and just a 5-minute drive from the town centre and its popular shopping and nightlife options. Guests can enjoy the best of the beach while still taking advantage of city attractions in this mainland getaway, a combination that has made it a favorite weekend retreat.“We’re delighted to add another beachside property to our rapidly expanding portfolio” added Mr. Langdon, “especially in such an established location and with such reputable owners. Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin will join our existing three exceptional Mövenpick resort properties in Thailand, which include Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya, the stylish Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket and the popular Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket.”About Mövenpick Hotels & ResortsMövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 25 countries with 83 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 20 properties are planned or under construction, including those in Chiang Mai (Thailand), Al Khobar (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and Nairobi (Kenya). Focusing on expanding within its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specialises in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and with headquarters in central Switzerland (Baar), Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to supporting sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe-certified hotel company in the world.The hotel company is owned by Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information, please visit www.movenpick.com Source = Mövenpick Hotel & Resorts – Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hinlast_img read more

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Mortgage Servicing Industry Altered by Regulatory Oversight

first_img Heightened regulatory and counterparty oversight, the rising cost of holding mortgage servicing rights as an asset, and post-crisis changes to servicing practices that have substantially increased the cost of servicing a loan are three factors driving changes in the mortgage servicing industry since the housing crisis, according to Freddie Mac’s November 2015 Insight & Outlook report released on Monday.According to Freddie Mac, in the five year-period between 2008 and 2013, the cost of servicing a performing loan increased 2.6 times (from $59 to $156) while the cost of servicing a non-performing loan spiked by 4.9 times (from $482 to $2,357) during the same period. The cost to service a nonperforming loan exceeds the servicer’s compensation; prior to the crisis, per-loan losses on non-performing loans didn’t threaten the servicing business’s overall profitability because non-performing loans represented a small enough share of the servicer’s portfolio. This changed due to the massive surge in volume of non-performing loans as a result of the crisis, making the share of non-performing loans in servicers’ portfolios significantly higher; the increased cost per year by nearly 5 percent to service non-performing loans; and the increase in regulatory oversight has increased the cost of servicing all loans.Some servicers are also factoring in a mental “reserve” for regulatory uncertainty due to regulatory uncertainty and the increased concern on the part of servicers over potential liability for mistakes; these mental reserves are expected to diminish as servicers gain more certainty about the regulatory environment, according to Freddie Mac.“Prior to the housing crisis and Great Recession, mortgage servicing had followed a decades-long trend of consolidation,” Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sean Becketti said. “In 2001, the top five servicers handled 37 percent of all servicing. By 2009, the market share of the top five had grown to 59 percent. But during the recession, this trend reversed, and by the second quarter of 2015 the share of the top five servicers shrank to 40 percent. In many ways, today’s market resembles the 1980s where smaller servicers and nonbank servicers held a higher share before the industry started to consolidate. Housing finance is still evolving, and mortgage servicing is likely to continue to change along with it. It’s too soon to say if recent trends will persist or be reversed.”Increased regulatory oversight since the crisis includes the addition of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in July 2011 and the CFPB’s subsequent heightened servicing standards that became effective in January 2014. The GSEs and the FHA have always had scorecards to gauge performances of servicers, but those scorecards have been refined in the last few years due to the experiences of the housing crisis.Also in recent years, the capital cost of holding an MSA (mortgage servicing asset) has increased. The estimated value of the MAS has counted toward a bank’s regulatory capital, but revised Basel III capital rules that went into effect this year are limiting the amount of an MSA that can be counted toward a bank’s regulatory capital. Also under the new regulatory environment, the MSA’s risk weight included in the capital will spike by about two and a half times.“These two changes—limiting an MSA’s use as regulatory capital and increasing the asset’s risk weight—make it more challenging for banks to achieve target capital ratios, especially in the required CCAR and DFAST stress tests. At present, these changes don’t appear to place the largest banks at risk of falling below their target capital levels,” Freddie Mac wrote in the report. “However, some mid-sized banks with large mortgage operations may have to reduce their holding of MSAs, increase their holdings of other types of capital, or reduce their assets to maintain their desired capital ratios.”Those three factors have resulted in the following changes in the structure of the servicing industry, according to Freddie Mac:A reverse in the decades-long trend of consolidation; smaller servicers now handle the majority of mortgage servicing. The top five servicers handled 37 percent of servicing in 2001, seven years before the crisis; at the peak of the crisis in 2009, that share swelled to 59 percent. By 2015, it was back down to 40 percent.An increase in the share of mortgage servicing handled by nonbanks. Among the top 20 servicers in 2009, nonbanks accounted for 9 percent of the servicing; that share had more than doubled up to 19 percent five years later in 2014.Growth in subservicing, and specialty servicing has become a significant sector in servicing overall. Some of the subareas in which subservicing is becoming increasingly specialized are servicing non-performing loans, servicing loans that are likely to be modified, or focusing on loans that are likely to end in foreclosure, according to Freddie Mac. November 23, 2015 725 Views in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, Market Studies, News, Servicing Sharecenter_img Freddie Mac mortgage servicing Mortgage Servicing Rights Regulation 2015-11-23 Seth Welborn Mortgage Servicing Industry Altered by Regulatory Oversightlast_img read more

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first_img Dr. Ben CarsonPresident-elect Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he is “seriously considering” retired neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson to be the next HUD Secretary.In an interview with Fox News’s Neil Cavuto on Tuesday, Carson confirmed that he had been offered the job, saying that the position of HUD Secretary “was one of the offers that’s on the table.”Carson, who was raised in the inner city of Detroit, told Cavuto that the inner cities are in “terrible shape” and need “real attention.””You know, there have been so many promises made over the last several decades, and nothing has been done,” Carson said. “So it certainly is something that has been a long-term interest of mine. And I’ll be thinking and praying about it seriously.”.@RealBenCarson: “[HUD position] was one of the offers that’s on the table.” pic.twitter.com/Z7cC5YhiUV— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 22, 2016Trump’s announcement that he was considering Carson to lead HUD came as a surprise to many because Carson reportedly said on November 15 that he does not want to serve in the Trump Administration.Carson ally Armstrong Williams told The Hill last week, “Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he’s never run a federal agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency.”I am seriously considering Dr. Ben Carson as the head of HUD. I’ve gotten to know him well–he’s a greatly talented person who loves people!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2016On November 21, however, Carson told Fox News that he would give “very serious consideration” if he were offered a cabinet position in the Trump Administration. He explained his position via Facebook later that same day, saying, “There is no reversal of my position in terms of working with the Trump administration. I have always made it clear that I preferred to work outside of the government as an advisor, but if called upon, I would serve inside of the government. I believe it is important to have voices that are outside of the administration combating media bias and the divisiveness that has infected our country.”While Carson does not have any experience with housing policy or with serving in government, he has previously spoken out about housing policy. In 2015, Carson wrote an editorial for the Washington Times criticizing an Obama Administration triumph, HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, which Carson said was “designed to ‘desegregate’ housing by withholding funds from communities that fail to demonstrate their projects ‘affirmatively further’ fair housing.”Carson pointed out that mandated busing following the landmark Brown v. The Board of Education decision failed to make any progress toward integrating schools, and he does not believe the AFFH will fare any better.“These government-engineered attempts to legislate racial equality create consequences that often make matters worse,” Carson wrote in the Washington Times. “There are reasonable ways to use housing policy to enhance the opportunities available to lower-income citizens, but based on the history of failed socialist experiments in this country, entrusting the government to get it right can prove downright dangerous.”.@RealBenCarson would give ‘very serious consideration’ to Cabinet post https://t.co/t9TW8MPNT4@HARRISFAULKNERpic.twitter.com/LcFY7DkQhg— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 21, 2016 Share Ben Carson Donald Trump HUD 2016-11-22 Seth Welborn in Headlines, Newscenter_img Carson Confirms HUD Offer is ‘On the Table’ November 22, 2016 1,239 Views last_img read more

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And yes. 2017 During her speech on Tuesday. including Alex Jones Infowars In Europe several far-right politicians criticized Robinsons jailing with Geert Wilders leader of the Netherlands anti-Islam Freedom party comparing the UK to Saudi Arabia and German lawmaker Petr Bystron of the far-right Alternative for Germany party suggesting he wanted to help Robinson get asylum as a "political prisoner" Supporters in the UK also set up a petition online titled "Free Tommy Robinson” with descriptions in eight languagesEnglish French Spanish German Italian Polish Czech and Russian At time of writing it had reached 470494 signatures with a target of 500000 Contact us at editors@timecomThe Devil Wears Prada released in June 2006 is now the age of a grade-schooler: If it were a human it would be a 10-year-old scuffling along in her mothers Manolo Blahniks or seeing her future inheritance reflected in the subtle calfskin gleam of a Birkin bag The picture was a hit upon its releaseit was the 17th-highest grossing movie that year which isn’t bad for a PG-13-rated comedy of little interest to ticket-buying teenage boysand in the years since it has become a comfort-food movie the kind of thing women (and surely some men) like to watch over and over again Thats partly because the appeal of watching put-upon underlings triumph over haughty higher-ups never loses its gloss In this case its Anne Hathaways Andy personal assistant to tyrannical fashion-magazine czarina Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) who emerges slightly scarred but undaunted from the battleground of her first magazine job (The movie directed by David Frankel was based on Lauren Weisbergers 2003 novel which drew from her real-life experience as the assistant to Vogue magazines notoriously demanding editor Anna Wintour) The movies pleasures are hardly negligible: A montage showing Streeps Priestly heedlessly tossing her coat-and-handbag combo onto Andys desk morning after morning after morning is partly a clever pantomime of the monotony of being a wage slave and partly a grand eye-roll at the sort of person who has so much great stuff to wear that she can just fling it around without a thought But even though The Devil Wears Prada is set at a fashion magazine and hits hard at the foibles of fashion people it isnt really a fashion movieif anything its a movie that hates fashion Over and over again Andy laments that what she really wants to be is a journalistthe subtext so hamfisted it barely qualifies as a subtextis that shes too good for fashion with all its idiocy and frivolity Streeps Priestly has the movies smartest lineone that the film ultimately betrays Surveying one of Andys impossibly dowdy pre-makeover work outfits she says in a cool and level voice "Youre trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care what you put on your back" In the end this movie is the ultimate fuel for people who think that not caring about fashion automatically grants them superior intelligence With the exception of two terrific charactersStanley Tuccis wry art director and Emily Blunts perennial assistant who cares about fashion so much that it fills her with an almost desperate hungerthe movie never rises above the level of "Look at all these silly people who care about this ridiculous overpriced stuff They must be really stupid" It doesnt help that the clothes in The Devil Wears Prada arelets just say itterrible With the exception of a few of Priestlys work outfits (like a trim jacket scattered with matte bronze paillettes that shouldnt work for day but does) almost everything the "fashionable" people wear in The Devil Wears Prada is either comically overaccessorized or slapped together in combinations that the truly chic would never attempt The movies costume designer is Patricia Field who also famously dressed the actresses for Sex and the City a brilliant and beautiful show (for at least five of its six seasons) that honored the ghost of comedy-of-manners virtuoso Anita Loos in the best way Fields work on that show (Kristen Daviss pussycat-bow blouses Kim Cattralls free-flowing jersey separates) was terrificwhen she was dressing everyone but Sarah Jessica Parkers Carrie Bradshaw Carries supposedly cool fashion-forward outfits grew more horrific and overstimulated with each passing season a melange of tutus and unflattering headdresses that had less to do with fashion or even eccentric taste than with seeing how much weird wretched stuff could be piled on the back of one rather small-boned actress The critic Laura Miller once lamented that Carrie’s outfits made her look like "an organ grinders monkey" Thats the spirit Fields brings more or less to The Devil Wears Prada: In her view nearly every woman working at Runway magazine (a thinly veiled Vogue) expresses her individuality and style by wearing lots of necklaces plus big earrings and maybe a superfluous bracelet or two Nearly everyone is strutting around in cluttered fashion-victim combos and high high heels Andy’s post-makeover outfitsmost of them consisting of pieces by Chanelare jumbled together in a way that’s supposed to signify youthful creativity but which really just scream “I have no idea what I’m doing and I don’t care” Every fashion workplace has its crazy magpies but theres always at least one sleek understated doe usually dressed in head-to-toe taupe running with the pack Shes nowhere to be seen in The Devil Wears Prada because that wouldnt fit the absurd spectacle people generally hope to see in a movie about the fashion world In Field’s defense movie costuming isnt the same as choosing fashion for a photo spread or heaven forbid for real life: Things that are a little extreme tend to read better on camera And with the exception of great 1970s splash-outs like Mahogany and Eyes of Laura Mars movies about the fashion world rarely capture whats so compelling about fashion anyway But The Devil Wears Prada falls way too short of the mark There isnt enough variety among the Runway workerstheyre all playing by the "more is more" rulebook without ever knowing when to quit And that does the language of fashionand the world of people who truly care about ita disservice Its true that fashion can be the province of stupid shallow people But that can be said of the world of movies and books and music too and even of fine art: Not everyone who makes or enjoys these things is as intelligent as he or she is cracked up to be or would like to be Fashion at its purest is both a means of personal expression and a way of reaching toward beauty To love itto really love ithas nothing to do with loading up on the latest from Dior or Balmain or with coveting this or that It bag or with throwing runway looks on your Instagram tagged with the words "Im obsessed" Its not just about learning how to look but learning how to see: Why does one sleeve follow the curve of the human arm perfectly while another hangs stiff like an awkward soldier Why do certain color combinations (tangerine and turquoise marigold and cobalt) please the eye even when you think they shouldnt work If The Devil Wears Prada 10 years old this week represents the wrong way to look and think about fashion this week has also given us a reminder of the right way although it’s a sad one: Bill Cunningham the New York Times’ longtime on-the-street photographerand the subject of the superb 2010 documentary Bill Cunningham New Yorkdied on June 25 at age 87 Cunningham had actually made fashion himself (he was a milliner in the 1950s) and was a cofounder of Details magazine But for some 40 yearsalmost right up to the day of his deathhe could be found dressed in his trademark blue workman’s smock pedaling the streets of New York on his bike camera around his neck at the ready to capture fashion in the wild His subjects included socialites wrapped in plush furs and club kids in improvised outfits that might have cost a nickel The things that would stop himthe swooping cut of a jacket a weird vibrant color combination a small accessory that had somehow turned drab outfit into one of pure delightwere not necessarily things you could list or even adequately describe in words But Cunningham was always alive to the telling detail Thats a world apart from just piling on the details The Devil Wears Prada on the other hand gives us everything to look at but nothing to see Contact us at editors@timecom the Poor Farm Cemetery, Contact us at editors@time. 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