Merkel Markets not just bans needed to curb CO2 emissions

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says market-based mechanisms such as carbon pricing will be necessary to effectively reduce emissions of climate-warming gases.Merkel said Friday she’s “encouraged” by a report from independent economists that suggests bans and other regulatory measures alone won’t be enough to curb emissions.The leader of Europe’s biggest economy said her government aims to reach a decision by the end of September on what steps to take to achieve its targets.Merkel told reporters in Berlin that “these won’t be easy decisions.”German ministers will discuss several expert reports on CO2 pricing at a special ‘climate Cabinet’ meeting July 18.The country’s environment minister called last week for carbon taxes to be used at least in part to financially boost low-income households.The Associated Press read more

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Srebrenica massacre suspect to enter plea at UN tribunal on Wednesday

ICTY said in a statement that Dragan Obrenovic was expected to appear before the Tribunal at 3 p.m. The suspect, who was arrested by elements of the SFOR international force on Sunday, will be asked to enter a plea during his initial appearance.According to the Tribunal’s indictment, Mr. Obrenovic participated in a criminal plan to “detain, capture, and summarily execute by firing squad and bury over five thousand Muslim men and boys from the Srebrenica enclave, including the exhumation of the victims’ bodies and re-burial in hidden locations.” Indicted on the basis of his personal criminal responsibility and his responsibility as a superior, Mr. Obrenovic faces five counts of complicity in genocide, crimes against humanity — including extermination, murder and persecution on political, racial and religious grounds — and violations of the laws or customs of war. read more

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No country no region can tackle global challenges alone says UNs Mohammed

“In the regions today, no country is alone. Our borders don’t make any difference in the Sahel when we talk about issues of terrorism, migration, and climate change”, Ms. Mohammed said on Tuesday at the opening of the Kaduna State Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Acceleration Conference 2019.“No country, no region can tackle the global challenges of today”, she spelled out.Under the theme “Building effective partnership for accelerated progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals”, the two-day conference aims to fortify partnerships to fast-track implementation of the global goals, which each country is adapting to reach ambitious targets on poverty and hunger eradication, among other challenges.  United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (center) at the Kaduna State Sustainable Developmen Goals (SDG) Acceleration Conference on 22 January, 2019., by UNIC Lagos Ms. Mohammed advocated strongly for gender parity saying that “part of our population, especially women and girls, has to be put at the centre of the results” and not only “at the centre of our policies”.Moreover, she continued, “we need to see young people at the centre of the impact that is made on everyone’s life. Because they are not the future tomorrow; they are the future today.”Calling the rise in global hunger over the past few years “a great concern”, Ms. Mohammed underscored that the world has enough to feed itself two to three times over, but inequalities mean that millions go to bed hungry and “short change us in the revenue [that] otherwise would have been put into governance.”Despite a global decline in the number of people living in poverty, the Deputy Secretary-General observed that there are many reasons why extreme poverty remains. She singled out the two explanations of “when there is no enabling environment and when there is no stability”.Ms. Mohammed stressed the importance of using a national outlook, within a regional context, to drive what are global goals.The Deputy Secretary-General also argued that effective partnerships are vital to achieving the SDGs.  As a case in point she focused on the room, where federal and state governments, members of the international community, civil society, and local and community authorities, were all participants.Also speaking at the conference, Governor Mallam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai said that Kaduna state stood out as an SDG pacesetter. He noted that his administration has adopted the targets and indicators, and developed an integrated, sustainable infrastructure that would make Kaduna a leading investment destination in Nigeria and provide it with a “comparative advantage’’ to make it globally competitive. read more

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Man critical after shot by bandits at Albion

An Albion sugar estate worker is in a stable but still critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit of the New Amsterdam Public Hospital after he was shot twice and robbed by bandits.Inews understands that men invaded the home of the man’s around 9 pm on Saturday. The man has been identified as Jagdeo Ganesh of Lot 1 High Reef, Albion on the Corentyne. He was robbed of cellphones, cash and jewellery.Police who responded promptly have arrested one man in connection with the crime as they continue their investigations. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBandits rob electronics store near Albion Police StationJune 16, 2017In “Crime”Bandits attack family preparing for father’s memorial serviceSeptember 24, 2017In “Crime”Security Guard shot after robbed by motorcycle banditsOctober 11, 2015In “Crime” read more

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Bagotstown businesswoman robbed by armed gang of 4

A businesswoman was on Wednesday robbed by four bandits, one of whom was armed with a gun while the others were said to brandishing knives.According to information reaching this publication, 51-year-old Debbie Atwell, the proprietor of a wash bay located at the public road on Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was robbed of one gold chain valued at $150,000, two gold rings valued at $70,000 and one gold band valued at $100,000.The woman was reportedly sitting on a chair in her wash bay and was looking into her cellphone, when she felt someone pull her chain from her neck.She immediately looked  up and saw one of the perpetrators with a gun in his hands standing in front her and the three others behind her, all reportedly armed with knives.They reportedly instructed the woman to remain silent and relieved her of her belongings before making good their escape on foot.The robbery was reported to the police who are currently investigating the matter. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNaamryck business couple robbed by bandits pretending to be customersJune 27, 2018In “Crime”Businesswoman robbed of jewellery by gunmanApril 1, 2018In “Crime”Businesswoman robbed of over $2.7M at Botanical GardensMay 29, 2018In “Crime” read more

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New World finalises joint venture agreement for Bolivian lithium project

first_imgNew World Resource Corp, a Canadian based mining exploration company, has finalised the letter of intent with Gonzalo Miranda Salles for the joint venture (JV) agreement on the Pastos Grande lithium project. The JV has a term of 20 years and the initial participation interests are 99% for the company’s subsidiary, New World Bolivia and 1% for Gonzalo Miranda Salles. A $10,000 payment due upon signing of the JV and the Patentes Mineras payment to the government to keep the concession in good standing have both been paid. John Lando, President New World Resource Corp: “We are extremely pleased to have secured our first lithium brine project in Bolivia. Our due diligence relating to this project is very encouraging. The company continues to assess other similar lithium brine opportunities within the region.” Upon formalising the joint venture the concession was reviewed and the project concession size has been adjusted. The project area covers some 60 km2 and is located in the Sud Lipez Province, Department of Potosi within the Bolivian Altiplano. The Altiplano is host to many alkaline and saline lakes and salars including the Salar de Uyuni which hosts one of the world’s largest known lithium reserves. Pastos Grande is located some 113 km south southwest from Salar de Uyuni, within the same geological and geographical setting.Pastos Grande is a hyper saline lake/salar basin that is fed by several intermittent rivers and thermal springs which discharge into the salar. The Pastos Grandes concession is elliptical in shape, with the major axis trending northwest-southeast. The salar contains a thick sequence of sediments with a shallow water table. Chemical analysis indicates that Pastos Grandes has an alkaline make-up (sodium-calcium-sulphate-chlorine) with high concentrations of lithium, potassium and boron. Minerals identified in the crust include halite, gypsum, clay, ulexite and calcite.The size of major brine deposits worldwide generally range from 200 to 1,300 Mt, and the grade ranges from 0.015 to 0.125% Li. The historical sampling from Pastos Grandes returned 0.17% Li. Virtually all of the world’s brine produced lithium comes from Chile and Argentina within the Altiplano basin.To keep the JV in good standing New World Bolivia must make the following payments:$10,000 on signing of the JV (paid)$1,000/month for the first 12 months$2,000/month for the next 12 months$150,000 on the third anniversary of the JV$100,000 on the fourth anniversary of the JV$150,000 on the fifth anniversary of the JV.At any time during the term of the JV, New World Bolivia has the right to pay to the Gonzalo Miranda Salles $250,000 to acquire the profits generated by the 1% interest of Gonzalo Miranda Salles. New World Bolivia will be the operator of the JV and the board will be under New World Bolivia’s control.last_img read more

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Bills would give property owners more say in how cities annex land

first_imgState Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, wants to end annexation without representation.In response to the city of Vancouver reviving its plans to annex nearby areas, Kraft has introduced a pair of bills intended to reform the way cities bring adjacent land into their boundaries by giving property owners a greater say in the process. However, the bills are opposed by the cities of Vancouver and Battle Ground, as well as others who say the bills will create new problems.In August of last year, the city of Vancouver completed its annexation of the Van Mall North area, placing about 1,270 acres and 5,528 people within its borders. Speaking Wednesday at a hearing of the House Local Government Committee, Kraft said some of those people had purchased their property expecting a home in unincorporated Clark County and aren’t happy about becoming residents of Vancouver.“They had no voice,” said Kraft. “They had no vote in the process, and they essentially moved in and they got annexed in against many of their wills and their desires.”In Washington, cities that operate sewer or water systems can enter into agreements with nearby property owners or developers to provide services. Cities can require property owners to sign a covenant stating they agree to be annexed in exchange for services. Under the direct petition method for annexations, a city can annex an area if property owners representing 60 percent of its total assessed value agree.That was the basis for Vancouver’s annexation of Van Mall North. Kraft said some of these covenants were signed by developers and passed on to homeowners who had no say. She said other homeowners in the area were left with no choice but to sign the covenants. Kraft’s bill, HB 2788, would prohibit cities from requiring an owner of a property to enter these covenants as a condition of receiving utility services.last_img read more

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Last stop Texas for country star George Strait

first_imgARLINGTON, Texas — Known for his easygoing manner and everyman’s appeal, country music legend George Strait strolled from the floor of the Dallas Cowboys’ lavish stadium onto the custom-built stage Saturday night in a blue plaid shirt, Wrangler jeans, a silver belt buckle and a black cowboy hat, facing the largest crowd for an indoor concert in North American history.About 105,000 people packed in for the last concert of Strait’s final tour –exceeding the stadium’s official capacity by 5,000– and shattering the previous record set by The Rolling Stones at The Louisiana Superdome in 1981.“I can’t tell you how excited I am to be here tonight. It’s just been on my mind since we started this tour two years ago, and finally it’s here tonight,” Strait said. “We broke a record for the most people, ever. Really? Why wouldn’t we, huh?”Pickup trucks full of tailgaters started to pull into a parking lot across the street from the stadium hours before show time. Fans exchanged stories about seeing the legendary country star over his lengthy career and belted along to hits playing on a car stereo. The show Saturday brings an end to nearly 40 years on the road for Strait, which started in 1975 with the Ace in the Hole Band. And he is doing it in style, having invited several of country’s biggest stars, including Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Kenny Chesney and Eric Church.last_img read more

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Air Force Offers Incentives to Trim Civilian Staffing at Headquarters

first_imgThe Air Force this week began offering buyouts and early retirement incentives to civilian workers to help it achieve a DOD initiative to reduce headquarters costs and staff levels by 20 percent.The incentives mark the third round of the service’s current workforce reduction effort, which is designed to eliminate redundant activities and improve efficiencies.“The Air Force is committed to using voluntary separation programs as much as possible before pursuing involuntary options,” said Debra Warner, the service’s director of civilian force policy. “The Air Force is committed to sustaining excellence, meeting fiscal requirements and minimizing negative impacts on our current permanent civilian workforce and their families,” Warner said.Last year, the service announced it would not go ahead with mandatory layoffs scheduled for 2015, but would continue to offer voluntary separation incentives, reported Government Executive. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said at the time that the service had been “reduced far enough.”Officials still may need to eliminate some positions later in the year. Prior to carrying out involuntary reductions, though, headquarters offices and participating installations will attempt to shift employees away from “overage” positions and into permanent jobs, according to the story. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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US farm belt tries to fight new suicide surge

first_imgUS farmers from rural areas are worried over dairy products price. Photo: CollectedResponding to signs of rising despair in rural America over a farming downturn exacerbated by the current trade war fears, agricultural leaders are mobilizing to try to prevent another suicide crisis.Two high profile deaths in the past week, of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade, have shined a spotlight on the issue of depression and suicide in the United States, where the latest data show rates are rising, especially in rural states.Farm industry officials are bolstering outreach and counselling programs throughout the American farm belt and calling for more action from Washington.”Things are tough in the countryside,” said John Sorbello, a vegetable and nursery farmer in upstate New York and a director of the state’s farm bureau, an affiliate of the nation’s biggest farm group.Dairy farmers are facing especially tough times, he said.”There’s nothing to do over the pricing of milk, they are worried about NAFTA, about the surplus in dairy products all over the world,” Sorbello said.”It seems you have no control over it and it’s stressful.”Earlier this year, one of the large dairy cooperatives took the drastic step of including suicide prevention information with the monthly check.”Some people thought it was too extreme,” Sorbello said. “But it got everybody’s attention.”The outreach push comes amid a big surge in suicides throughout the United States. The suicide rate rose nearly 30 per cent between 1999 and 2016 — and in many states by more than that — according to a report this week from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The report did not break out individual industries, but 2016 CDC data showed US farmers have five times the rate of suicide as the broader population.The US farm belt also has bad memories of the 1980s when a bruising industry downturn saw an explosion of agricultural workers taking their own lives.File photo of an US dairy farm manager. Photo: Collected- Crisis -“Farmers and ranchers already have the highest suicide rates of any occupation,” said Matt Perdue, of the National Farmers Union.Those who work in rural areas point to myriad factors, including commodity price volatility, more extreme weather and worsening isolation as more young people leave for the cities.And making matters worse, “About 60% of rural residents live in areas that suffer from a mental health professional shortage,” Perdue said.The CDC study also pointed to research that suggests chronic exposure to pesticides “might affect the neurologic system and contribute to depressive symptoms.”Financial stress is one factor that can lead to suicide and farm incomes have fallen around 50 per cent since 2013 and revenues are expected in 2018 to come in at the lowest level since 2006.The National Farmers Union, at the urging of members who see growing numbers of growers fearful of losing the family farm, urged the US agriculture department to “proactively address the farm suicide crisis.”Lawmakers voted in 2008 to bolster mental health services in agricultural communities as part of an omnibus farm bill, but no funds have been allocated to the effort.There is a chance Congress could provide support in a bill now being considered, but “it’s too early to make a prediction one way or the other,” Perdue said.The troubles facing farmers extend well beyond the United States.France in early 2018 boosted its funding for anti-suicide programs following a rise in the number of calls for help.And India has also suffered a wave of farm suicides after many in the sector became mired in debt.- ‘Not an occupation’ -NY FarmNet at Cornell University, which was founded in 1986 amid a rash of suicides, provides free aide to farmers in need.”We send one financial consultant and one farm family consultant to each case, as we have found that even if the case presents itself as purely a financial matter, there are almost always underlying personal or communication issues that need attention,” said Hal McCabe, outreach director at NY FarmNet.Hearing of rising concern in rural communities, the group has conducted suicide prevention workshops aimed mainly at agricultural services workers, such as bankers, suppliers or farm maintenance staff.”While we cannot speak to suicides, as that data is very hard to ever come by, the types of calls we are getting are far more dire than in the past five-10 years,” McCabe said.Ted Matthews, director of mental health outreach for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and a psychologist by training will meet or phone any farmer under duress at no charge.”This is important because when you are in a medical environment, for the insurance, you have to get people to come in,” Matthews said.But helping farmers is more complex than most people realize, he said.”One of the biggest problems is that non-farmers don’t understand farmers, and they think they do,” Matthews said.”Farming is not an occupation; it’s a way of life. You don’t go to your job to farm, it’s part of who you are,” he added. “Telling them to sell their lands to pay off their debts is like telling them to cut one arm.”last_img read more

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CDC Issues Texas City Warning For Pregnant Women After Zika

first_imgWENDY RIGBY / TEXAS PUBLIC RADIOThe first case of Zika acquired by a local mosquito in Texas was in Brownsville. Health workers went door to door to inform people in the neighborhood about the risk.Federal health officials say pregnant women should consider postponing travel to Brownsville, Texas, because of concerns about mosquitoes there spreading the Zika virus.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the warning Wednesday. It advises doctors to tell pregnant women and their sex partners to take precautions and to consider putting off travel to the city while the advisory is in place.It comes after five cases of Zika virus infection were recently diagnosed in people living near each other in the city located on the state’s border with Mexico.The CDC has issued a similar warning in Miami-Dade County in Florida.Infection during pregnancy can cause devastating birth defects. Sharelast_img read more

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Report Rush For Employment Creates Challenges For Houstons Refugees

first_img Listen X Digilov said without financial assistance, refugees often take low-paying jobs that don’t require English. “It’s kind of this really nasty cycle of perpetual low-wage employment, without any opportunity to sit to take care of the trauma and the mental stress that migration has on individuals and think about and envision a better life, or a better path forward.”Digilov said refugees end up working long hours and multiple jobs, which makes it harder to learn English, assimilate and improve their education.The report also recommends numerous key investments to improve the refugee situation in Houston, including the creation of more community centers, transportation assistance, free educational loans and alternative housing solutions.  Sharecenter_img 00:00 /00:48 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Florian Martin/Houston Public MediaHouston skyline from HPM building roof.Houstonians like to think of themselves as living in a welcoming city. But a new report by Rice University’s Kinder Institute reveals Houston’s refugees receive less support than people might think. Refugees have up to six months to get a job before their federal assistance runs out. After that, the burden is on local groups and governments to step up.“After those six months, it’s really up to local city institutions to take care of the families and in Houston those institutions, in large part, just don’t exist,” said Yan Digilov, a researcher on the Kinder Institute report. last_img read more

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CMCH row Hungerstrike enters 11th day students fall ill

first_imgKolkata: The hunger-strike by some of the medical students of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) entered the eleven day on Friday.It is learnt that some of students taking part in the hunger strike have fallen ill. Three students, who are seriously ill refused to get admitted to the hospital, despite several pleas by the CMCH authorities. The hospital authorities held a meeting with the agitating students but no solution was found.The CMCH authorities refused to republish the allotment of hotel seats. Despite some of the students falling ill, the agitating students refused to lift the agitation. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThey threatened to continue the agitation until their demands are met. Some junior doctors also took part in the agitation on Friday.It may be mentioned that the second, third and fourth year MBBS students of CMCH started a protest agitation inside the hospital campus demanding a new hostel for them.The move was taken after the first year MBBS students were given a new hostel. However, the CMCH authorities have agreed to meet the demands. The agitating students were assured that they would be given proper hostel accommodation.Around 276 hostel rooms were allotted by the CMCH authorities. But the agitating students refused to listen to the authorities and demanded rooms in the new hostel building.CMCH Principal, Uchhal Bhadra fell ill on Tuesday after being heckled by theagitating students.last_img read more

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Laura Beristain Navarrete to become mayor of Playa del Carmen

first_imgPlaya del Carmen, Q.R. — Laura Beristain Navarrete celebrates as the new mayor of Playa del Carmen.Laura Beristain, candidate of the partial coalition Juntos Haremos Historia, celebrated her triumph in the 2018 local election accompanied by fellow candidatesAdriana Teissier and Marybel Villegas Canché.The trio say they are committed to working together for the municipality of Solidaridad.Beristain Navarrete stressed that during the historic election, the desire of the people anxious for real change was obvious.“We won and I’m not going to fail. Now it’s up to us all to do our part to build the municipality that we all want,” she said.She invited the candidates to join her government where she indicated that she will work for the people who elected her and thanked them for having elected her as municipal president of Solidaridad.According to the Electoral Institute pre-count, Laura Beristain Navarrete was the most voted for candidate with 33,963 counted votes. She will replace the previous president of Solidaridad, Christina Torres, who ran for re-election this year who received approximately 2,000 votes less than Beristain.On July 8, the Electoral Institute of Quintana Roo will release the final count. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ensembles Rice named Godmother of the new AmaMora

first_img Share Posted by Ensemble’s Rice named Godmother of the new AmaMora Travelweek Group Friday, October 26, 2018 center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> CALABASAS — Libbie Rice can now add a new title to her name: Godmother.The co-president of Ensemble Travel Group has been announced as the Godmother of AmaMora, one of three new ships entering AmaWaterways’ fleet in 2019. Rice will bless the 156-passenger ship alongside AmaWaterways’ executive team and local dignitaries during a christening ceremony in Lahnstein, Germany in July 2019.“We are delighted to have Libbie join the AmaWaterways family as Godmother of the beautiful AmaMora,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-owner of AmaWaterways. “Libbie is an extraordinary travel professional with incredible knowledge and experience, as well as an avid world traveller, which makes her the perfect choice to fill this exciting role. We’re looking forward to celebrating with her onboard next year!”Rice has earned a reputation in the industry for being a forward-thinking leader who’s received many accolades for her expertise in quantitative marketing, revenue management and customer relationship managements. For over 15 years, she’s served various key roles at major airlines and hotel chains, and has lived in Australia, Belgium and Hong Kong.More news:  Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesShe has served as co-president of Ensemble Travel Group since January 2011.On her new appointment, Rice said: “I’m deeply honoured to have been chosen to serve as the Godmother of this very special ship. Travel is such a rewarding experience, and AmaWaterways is a true leader in delivering extraordinary river cruise vacations. This ship will provide guests with the opportunity to create memorable experiences to last a lifetime, and I could not be more proud to be a part of that legacy.”The sister ship to AmaLea, AmaMora offers 78 staterooms, almost all of which feature AmaWaterways’ signature twin balconies. Onboard amenities are vast and varied, and include the Main Restaurant and Chef’s Table Restaurant, afternoon tea, complimentary daily cocktail hour, a 24-hour coffee station, fitness centre, complimentary bicycles, a heated Sun Deck pool with swim-up bar, complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room Entertainment On Demand, and massage and hair salon services.The ship will begin its inaugural season on June 3, 2019, sailing the seven-night ‘Enchanting Rhine’ and ‘Captivating Rhine’ itineraries between Basel to Amsterdam. It will also sail the festive ‘Christmas Markets on the Rhine’ itineraries between Nov. 25-Dec. 23. Tags: AmaWaterways, Ensemble Travel Grouplast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Bringing the serenity

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterBringing the serenity of Hawai‘i’s shores to the air, Hawaiian Airlines has welcomed home its first Airbus A330 aircraft featuring fully lie-flat seating in the Premium Cabin that surrounds guests with island-inspired designs and even a twinkling constellation paying homage to the history of Polynesian navigation.“Our custom-built fully lie-flat seats and our new Premium Cabin redefine the leisure travel experience to Hawaii,” said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s President and CEO. “In details little and large we have crafted a new seat and a new cabin to look after our guests in unparalleled comfort accompanied by the authenticity and warmth of our in flight Hawaiian hospitality.”The 18 lie-flat seats, whose curved shell evoke gentle ocean waves, fold into 180-degree beds that are 20.5 inches wide and 76 inches long, maximising living space and providing options for both privacy and a shared flight experience. Aligned in a 2-2-2 configuration, the seats are ideally tailored to leisure guests (couples, families, honeymooners), while offering superior functionality to the business traveller. Guests will enjoy intuitive seat controls and access to multiple power ports, including two USB connections and one A/C outlet.The in flight entertainment system is powered by the next generation of large-format tablets resting on an adjustable telescoping arm for optimal viewing angle and comfort.Hawaiian collaborated with California-based consultancy PaulWylde to incorporate flowing curves evocative of the winds and ocean, while marrying organic textures and pops of bright colour in its Premium Cabin. Optimares, an innovative Italian seat manufacturer specialising in traveller-centric design, created a highly-customized seat that will cradle guests in premium leather from renowned craftsmen Poltrona Frau. The airline’s island design is reflected in earth, sand and sea tones alongside natural materials: from the wave-inspired seatback shell to an adjustable privacy partition of natural reeds embedded in resin, and a ‘constellation panel’ between premium and main cabins.Hawaiian Airlines unveiled plans for its Premium Cabin last year. As part of the upgrade, Hawaiian is also adding 28 additional Extra Comfort seats to the A330 aircraft in response to growing demand for its popular premium economy service. The Extra Comfort option features 36 inches of seat pitch, priority boarding at the gate, complimentary on demand in-seat entertainment, and a personal power outlet.Today, Hawaiian’s wide-body, twin-aisle A330-200 aircraft seat 294 passengers, with 18 in Business/First Class, 40 in Extra Comfort and 236 in the Main Cabin. In the new configuration, the aircraft will seat 278 passengers, with 18 in the Premium Cabin, 68 in Extra Comfort and 192 in the Main Cabin. Seat pitch in the Main Cabin will remain a roomy 31 inches.Sales for the Premium Cabin are expected to commence in the fall, when the first dedicated routes will be revealed along with new signature service elements and a host of new amenities.Hawaiian will phase installation of additional A330 Premium Cabins starting this fall through early 2018. It will have 23 A330s by this summer after taking delivery of its final aircraft type on order.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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Anastasiades Eide was living in an illusion that almost everything was solved Udpated

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades is convinced the correct strategy was followed by the Greek Cypriot side in Crans-Montana, he was quoted as saying in an interview with To Vima on Sunday.In another interview with Kathimerini, he said Turkey had not been prepared to take the necessary steps on Cyprus before seeing results from its own negotiations with the EU.He also said the Turkey-EU process would act as an incentive for Ankara for a new start to the talks, which were just interrupted, not ended, he said.On UN Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide, Anastasiades criticised him for lack of preparation and said the envoy, although acting in good faith was “living in an illusion that almost everything was solved”, and was not clearly conveying the messages being received from Ankara.“He should have conveyed exactly the messages he was receiving, especially from Ankara,” he said.Eide’s other mistake was misconstruing what he wanted to happen with what was actually happening.Anastasiades said he had told Eide, and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci that moves without proper preparation of the issues, especially on security and guarantees would lead on one hand to increased expectations and on the other hand to certain failure.Anastasiades said the correct strategy had been followed by the Greek Cypriot side in Switzerland.“Our proposal was clear and it was shared by the Greek government: the removal of guarantees and rights of intervention and simultaneously create mechanisms and monitoring for a solution where there would be safeguards for the security of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots,” he said.Even the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, had received an incorrect impression from Turkey due to mixed signals from Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.According to reports from Crans-Montana about what took place at the last dinner on Friday July 7, Cavusoglu had signalled to Guterres in private that Turkey was willing to drop the guarantees and intervention rights from the first day but it wanted a small troop presence, to be reviewed in 15 years.The Turkish side says when Anastasiades was presented with the proposal at dinner he fell back on his ‘zero troops’ and ‘zero guarantees’ position.The Greek Cypriot side says that when asked to put its proposals in writing about abolishing the guarantees and intervention rights, Cavusoglu had refused and appeared to backtrack on what he supposedly told Guterres in private. Anastasiades said last Monday, there had been a miscommunication between the two about what Turkey had been prepared to concede.He said in the Kathimerini interview on Sunday he was ready to go back to the dialogue “if there is good preparation”.Regarding the proposals submitted in Crans-Montana, Anastasiades said they were still on the table. As far as the rotating presidency was concerned, he said he made it clear that it could be accepted under certain conditions.He also expressed full confidence in the Greek government and foreign minister Nicos Kotzias who is due in Cyprus Monday to attend two days of the National Council. Anastasiades said Kotzias had been one of the more positive of the conference participants. Eide is due to brief the UN Security Council on the Crans-Montana talks on Tuesday in New York.Commenting on the provocations from the Turkish side over drilling in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ), Anastasiades said the government had taken a number of preventive legal measures. Turkey has sent a frigate to monitor the activities of the drillship West Capella acting on behalf of French giant Total.Asked to comment on the possibility of gas pipeline linking Turkey with Israel, which would have to go through the island’s EEZ, Anastasiades said that although Cyprus could not veto this, there were other ways that would ensure the government’s permission would be needed for it to go ahead such as rights relating to the environment or future plans of the Republic.He said he discussed this repeatedly with Israel, adding that if Turkey, even with the Cyprus issue unresolved, took some steps to recognise the Republic, this would greatly facilitate reaching such an agreement.Meanwhile French Defence Minister Florence Parly is due in Cyprus on Monday for a meeting with his Cypriot counterpart Christoforos Fokaides as part of his visit to two French frigates in the region that are participating in the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon Unifil. 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Indulge in traditional village brunch in Lympia

first_imgThe brunch craze has taken over in recent years, there’s no doubt about it. Who doesn’t love a good weekend breakfast? This Saturday instead of heading to one of the usual spots in the city, why not venture out to Lympia for some traditional, homemade, village brunch in a picturesque agro-touristic setting?Lympia may not be your first thought when it comes to days out but a recent trip to Olympia Traditional Houses, a renovated complex of houses and rooms which ooze tradition, made me rethink that. Upon arrival, the detailed stone-wall edges of the houses are the first things you notice. Stepping in, you’re greeted with a large indoor courtyard decorated with colourful flowers and a wall where traditional tools are hung. These are manager Kyriakos Hapeshis’ favourite features of the houses and it is easy to see why.For Kyriakos, it’s a family affair, as his father, a builder and an enthusiast of extracting and carving the local stone, built the current premises in the early 19th century. He loaded his donkey with stone, wood and local reed and used local white stone and sundried clay bricks to build the houses. This traditional architecture style works according to bioclimatic principles, meaning that the building design takes into account climate and environmental conditions to help achieve optimal thermal comfort inside. This is the reason why these places are cool in the summer and maintain a good temperature during winter.In 2010, Hapeshis’ youngest son, Michalis, took the decision to restore his father’s houses. Being also a builder and a constructor, he felt the obligation to revive his ancestors’ heritage. And so today, Olympia Traditional Houses (renovated last year) consists of four separate houses.To introduce the complex to more people and to offer a taste of Cyprus, the Hapeshis family are organising a traditional brunch this Saturday featuring local products from Lympia. Picture yourself sitting in a stone-built yet contemporary oasis munching on hand-kneaded bread, homemade jam, pishies, sweet pitta and much more. All just 20 minutes from Nicosia.“The food is homemade with pure ingredients and recipes of Ms Maroula,” Kyriakos told Cyprus Mail. And indeed, the olives served will be from the family’s olive trees and the anari from one of the best places in Cyprus.“Everyone is welcome to enjoy our brunch and our Cypriot hospitality,” Kyriakos added. “We are as a family excited to open our doors for others to view and enjoy what our family has worked on for years to build and to have an authentic village experience.”To experience brunch in Lympia, booking is required. Tickets are €12 per person, €6 for children under 12 and free for children under 4. And if you pay in advance it’s only €9. Traditional Village BrunchHomemade, traditional Cypriot brunch in a beautiful courtyard. May 25. Olympia Traditional Houses, Lympia. 10.30am-1pm. €12 per person, €6 for children under 12 and free for children under 4. Tel: 99-542477You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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