Three people plead guilty in Alberta naked kidnapping case

first_imgLEDUC, Alta. – Three people in Alberta have pleaded guilty after being charged in a bizarre naked kidnapping case that may have involved hallucinogenic tea.Two women and one man, who cannot be named due to a publication ban, each pleaded guilty in Leduc provincial court to unlawful confinement.One of the women, who is 31, also pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.Mounties have said that last November a man, woman and baby were forced against their will from a home south of Edmonton, and into a car with several naked people inside.A relative said at the time that the suspects may have unknowingly drank some hallucinogenic tea over breakfast.Sentencing is scheduled to take place Dec. 20.last_img read more

Bank loan fraud: ED attaches Rs 483-cr assets of Kolkata business group

first_imgNew Delhi: Assets worth Rs 483 crore of a Kolkata-based group have been attached by the ED in connection with an alleged multi-crore bank loan fraud case, officials said Tuesday. They said the agency has issued a provisional order, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), for attachment of properties of the Tayal group of companies. Sources said the group had availed loans of Rs 524 crore from the Bank of India and Andhra Bank in 2008 which was allegedly defrauded by it using a “maze of shell or illegal companies.” Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja This is the second PMLA case against the Tayal group as it was already being probed by the agency for alleged loan fraud against UCO Bank and assets worth Rs 234 crore of the business group were attached by it in 2016. The agency has also filed a charge sheet in the UCO Bank case before a special PMLA court in Kolkata. “The agency has been able to recover almost the entire amount of loan fraud through these attachments which will now face judicial scrutiny. The role of bank officials in the second case is under probe,” a senior official said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway The ED had taken over the case against the Kolkata based group on the basis of a CBI FIR. “During investigation, it was revealed that the said companies under the umbrella of Tayal group of companies, represented by promoter Praveen Kumar Tayal, were involved in large scale fraud perpetrated on several nationalised banks across the country. “During investigations, it was revealed that the funds received from the banks by the said Tayal group of companies for specific purpose were siphoned off through a maze of fictitious companies and from there to unknown destinations,” the ED had earlier said. The utilisation of funds, as claimed by the said Tayal group of companies were found to be fictitious. From the trail of funds, it is abundantly clear that the said funds were laundered through its group companies, it said. “Nevertheless, the said Tayal group of companies despite having a large amount of liabilities to banks, acquired a number of properties and also placed huge amounts in bank accounts, which are believed to represent the value of the proceeds of crime,” it said in 2016 while describing the modus operandi of the alleged fraud.last_img read more

SecretaryGeneral cooperatives can help pull world out of recession

4 July 2009Cooperatives, based on the principles of self-help and reciprocity, have the potential to help address the global economic crisis, especially among the world’s most vulnerable, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. Cooperatives’ economic model is not based on charity, he said, noting that in countries affected by the turmoil, cooperative banks and credit unions have expanded lending when other financial institutions have scaled back. “This highlights the importance of strong alternative business models and institutional diversity for the resilience of the financial system,” Mr. Ban said in his message on the International Day of Cooperatives, whose theme this year is “Driving Global Recovery Through Cooperatives.” With communities worldwide rediscovering the need to work together to overcome the crisis, he stressed that cooperatives deserve greater support from governments, which can adopt policies to boost the setting up of cooperatives, and consumers, who can buy food produced by small-holder cooperatives traded in fair markets. In 1992, the General Assembly proclaimed the first Saturday of every July to be the International Day of Cooperatives, marking the centenary of the International Cooperative Alliance, which united and represents cooperatives around the world. read more

Hamilton police crackdown on illegal massage parlours

The Hamilton Police human trafficking unit teamed up with Canada Border Agency Services, the RCMP, Ministry of Finance and the city licensing and by-law department on Project Orchid.The project was carried out to protect potentially vulnerable women and targeted body-rub parlours and personal wellness service establishments to ensure they were complying with business license requirements.Three people were arrested for immigration offences and four men were issued warnings about paying for sexual services.By-law and licensing infractions were also laid after the investigation revealed the majority of the nine establishments in Hamilton were found to offer sexual acts, a violation of the city’s bylaw. read more

MI6 aims to attract more diverse spies with first ever cinema advert

first_imgMr Younger, also known as C, said he was concerned that potentially good candidates were “self-selecting” themselves out of contention by not applying because they were put off by stereotypes about secret agents. “That was the way I was recruited. We have to go to people that would not have thought of being recruited to MI6. We have to make a conscious effort. We need to reflect the society we live in,” he told the Guardian. MI6 is expected to grow from 2,500 people to close to 3,500 by 2020. MI6 has created its first-ever cinema advert aimed at attracting more women and ethnic minorities into the secret service. The spying agency is looking to show potential candidates the unexpected attributes that could help them become successful secret agents. Despite being hugely oversubscribed for the 100 roles it advertises every year, the agency is concerned that it does not receive applications from people from a wide range of backgrounds. The video shows a flower-seller showing the skills the heads of the agency are looking for in new recruits. She averts a potential argument after a woman spills coffee on a man, gives free flowers to another man who is struggling to pay, and helps a woman who is struggling to finish a running race.The agency says it wants recruits with mental sharpness, emotional intelligence, integrity and in interest in foreign affairs.MI6 chief Alex Younger said earlier this week that the agency was looking to bring back the famous “tap on the shoulder” ahead of planned expansion.  Show more  Mr Younger said: “I want everyone to know that, regardless of background, if you have the skills we need and share our values, there is a future for you in MI6.”I want people to see our advert and know that there is a place for them in our team.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Toro Energy advancing Wiluna Uranium to next Beneficiation and Design stage

first_imgToro Energy announces it will advance to the next stage of the Beneficiation and Process Design studies for the company’s 100% owned Wiluna Uranium Project in Western Australia following the success of the testing so far in confirming opportunities to substantially reduce the capital and operating costs of the processing facility. In consultation with the company, Strategic Metallurgy Pty Ltd, which has been engaged for the BPD Studies, has identified four main phases of work required to advance and complete the next stage, focusing on treating Lake Maitland Clay80 ore. These include:▪ Phase 1: Leaching and Ion Exchange Test work▪ Phase 2: Metsim® Modeling▪ Phase 3: Process Package Development▪ Phase 4: Estimation of the Capital and Operating CostsThe aim of Phase 1 will be to further evaluate and optimise conditions in the leach and ion exchange process operations, part of the hydrometallurgical plant developed in the studies to date. This will entail confirmation of the leaching characteristics and ion exchange efficiency on leach liquors. This may allow for the Sodium Diurinate (SDU) precipitation circuit to be greatly reduced in size or potentially removed altogether. This would enable significant reductions in both capital and operating costs. Focus will also be given to the effect of high chloride levels on the efficiency of ion exchange.Phase 2 will involve a review and update of the Metsim® model developed in the studies to date. In Phase 2, the model will be updated, where relevant, with data generated in Phase 1 to reflect any changes to the process flowsheet and leaching characteristics of the Lake Maitland Clay80 ore. The model is used to predict process outputs including, but not limited to, process water consumption, reagent consumptions and chloride build up. This provides critical data used to establish design criteria for an updated processing circuit design package for Phase 3. Phase 3 will involve the development of an updated processing circuit design package based on outputs from the Metsim® model and will include equipment sizing and selection. Phase 3 specifically focuses on updates to process flow diagrams, process design criteria and the mechanical equipment list for the processing facility. Phase 4 will involve revising the capital and operating costs based on the output from the processing circuit design package.It is anticipated that work on Phase 1 of the BPD Studies will be completed during Q3 2018. Toro will determinewhether to progress through the successive phases on a progressive basis which will include being influenced by the results from Phase 1. The key outcome of the BPD Studies to date has been a re-design of the process flow sheet that has the potential to reduce the capital cost of the proposed hydrometallurgical plant by more than 40% to approximately A$78 million and to reduce the processing operating cost to approximately A$16/t ROM feed. The success of the BPD Studies to date is based on the improved understanding of the different lithologies and uranium associations of the Wiluna deposits, and the novel application of conventional technologies to the processing flow sheet. Beneficiation not only delivered an upgraded uranium concentrate to the leach circuit but also provided the opportunity to investigate filtration and wash cycles prior to the leaching stage. The result is a more efficient hydrometallurgical circuit with potentially significant improvements to capital and operating costs.center_img Major advances to processing design to date include:• a beneficiation circuit which has the potential to deliver up to 75% mass reduction whilst maintaining a uranium recovery of as high as 84%;• a filtration and washing step which removes saline water and produces a drier leach feed thereby reducing reagent consumption;• unique wash water recirculation to increase reagent utilisation and reduce reagent losses;• the introduction of ion exchange which removes the need for evaporation ponds; and• the potential for a gravity separation step to be introduced to further beneficiate ore as well as effectively reject two major reagent consuming gangue mineralslast_img read more

Ebola patient arrives in US and brought to stateoftheart isolation unit

first_imgPolice officers guard an entrance to Emory University Hospital after an ambulance arrived transporting an American that was infected with the Ebola virus. Source: AP Photo/David GoldmanTHE DEADLY EBOLA virus landed on US soil for the first time on Saturday when a private jet carrying one of two American aid workers infected by the disease touched down in Georgia, television images showed.A specially fitted jet carrying Kent Brantly, a doctor who was treating Ebola patients in Liberia, arrived at Dobbins Air Reserve Base outside Atlanta, Georgia shortly before 1550 GMT, WSB TV reported.Footage of the arrival filmed from long-distance showed the jet pulling up at an aircraft hangar where it was met by an ambulance and several vehicles.The convoy then appeared to pull away from the aircraft, headed for an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.The ambulance’s journey to hospital was also screened live on several networks.Brantly and Christian missionary worker Nancy Writebol are in serious but stable condition after becoming infected as they helped to battle the worst Ebola outbreak in history which has left more than 700 people dead in west Africa since March.Both patients are being flown home on a Gulfstream private jet fitted with a collapsible, mobile isolation unit designed to transfer employees from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) exposed to contagious diseases. The isolation room. Source: AP Photo/Emory University, Jack KearseBrantly and Writebol are to be treated at Emory’s state-of-the-art isolation unit, which has previously treated an individual infected during the SARS epidemic in 2003.It is one of only four facilities in the United States and is located near the CDC headquarters in Atlanta.“It is physically separate from other patient areas and has unique equipment and infrastructure that provide an extraordinarily high level of clinical isolation,” Emory Healthcare said in a statement.It the first time a patient infected with Ebola has been treated anywhere in the United States. A woman in protective clothing drives an ambulance after departing Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta. Source: AP Photo/John BazemoreThe arrival of the first case has triggered anxiety in some quarters, with television personality Donald Trump arguing that the patients should be barred from returning to American soil.But Bruce Ribner, who oversees the isolation unit at Emory, dismissed the criticism of the decision to airlift the aid workers.“They have gone over on a humanitarian mission [and] they have become infected giving medical care,” said Ribner.“We owe them the right to receive the best medical care that is available.”The US State Department said the “safety and security of US citizens” remained the paramount concern.“Every precaution is being taken to move the patients safely and securely, to provide critical care en route on a noncommercial aircraft, and to maintain strict isolation upon arrival,” State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said. An employee of the Monrovia City Corporation sprays disinfectant inside a government building in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus. Source: AP Photo/Abbas DullehThe latest outbreak of Ebola in west Africa has killed 729 people of the more than 1,300 infected since March.The World Health Organization has said the fast-moving outbreak was causing “catastrophic” loss of life in the affected countries of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.Ebola, which has no vaccine, causes severe muscular pain, fever, headaches and, in the worst cases, unstoppable bleeding.It has killed around two-thirds of those it has infected since its emergence in 1976, with two outbreaks registering fatality rates approaching 90 percent.- © AFP, 2014Read: Ebola outbreak is “moving faster than our efforts to control it” >More: Two Americans infected with Ebola being evacuated back to US >last_img read more

LISTEN Children at US detention centre cry out for parents plead with

first_img Share2677 Tweet Email1 32,210 Views By Michelle Hennessy Jun 19th 2018, 8:01 AM 142 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4078295 Source: ProPublica/YouTubeAN AUDIO RECORDING of young children crying for their parents as they are questioned by immigration officials inside a US Customs and Border Protection facility has emerged this morning.The audio was obtained by US non-profit organisation ProPublica and purports to feature the voice of six-year-old Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid, who was separated from her mother last week at the Mexican border.In the audio recording a young boy can be heard crying in the background, repeatedly calling for his ‘Papa’. A border patrol agent jokes: “Well, we have an orchestra here. What’s missing is a conductor.”The children are questioned about where they are from. The girl, through tears, tells him “El Salvador”, while another child responds “Guatamala”.“Don’t cry,” he tells them.The six-year-old pleads with agents to call her aunt, telling them “I have her number memorised” before reciting it for them. She continues throughout the audio to ask officials to call her aunt so she can leave.“Are you going to call my aunt so that when I’m done eating she can pick me up?” she asks.“I want to go too,” another child tells them.Later, as the agent takes the girl to go call her aunt, she repeats:“My mommy says I’ll go with my aunt and that she’ll come to pick me up there as quickly as possible so I can go with her.”The audio was given to civil rights lawyer Jennifer Harbury by a whistleblower and she passed it on to the non-profit organisation.She told ProPublica the person “heard the children’s weeping and crying and was devastated by it”.The whistleblower said the children on the recording were between four and 10 years old and it appeared they had been at the detention centre for less than 24 hours at the time.Official data shows more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents or guardians since early May, when the administration said it would arrest and charge all migrants who illegally crossed the Mexican border – even if they were seeking asylum.The six-year-old girl did get to speak to her aunt, who said it was “the hardest moment in my life”. She travelled to the US two years ago with her own daughter and is currently seeking asylum. She is concerned that any attempt to intervene with her niece would put her own case at risk.“Imagine getting a call from your six-year-old niece. She’s crying and begging me to go get her. She says, ‘I promise I’ll behave, but please get me out of here. I’m all alone.’” LISTEN: Children at US detention centre cry out for parents, plead with immigration agents The audio features the voice of a six-year-old girl who repeatedly asks officials to call her aunt so she can leave. Short URL Tuesday 19 Jun 2018, 8:01 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Tanzanie la police retrouve plus de 1000 défenses déléphant dans un container

first_imgTanzanie : la police retrouve plus de 1.000 défenses d’éléphant dans un containerLa police tanzanienne de Zanzibar a retrouvé 1.041 défenses d’éléphants dans un container où elles étaient déclarées comme anchois. Elles auraient du s’acheminer vers la Malaisie, si les autorités ne les avaient pas interceptées.C’est un vaste trafic que viennent de compromettre les autorités tanzaniennes. Mardi soir, dans le port de Stone Town, la capitale de Zanzibar, la police locale a eu la surprise de découvrir 1.041 défenses d’éléphants cachées dans un container censé abriter des anchois, et dont l’odeur devait dissuader de toute inspection.À lire aussiDes éléphants viennent en aide à une mère pour sauver son petit coincé dans un trou Le chef de la police du port, Martin Lissu a précisé à l’AFP que l’enquête suivait son cours et que la cargaison avait été déchargée au port de Zanzibar deux semaines auparavant et stockée dans les faubourgs de Stone Town. Mardi, les précieux morceaux d’ivoire étaient alors probablement destinés à rejoindre la Malaisie, selon Martin Lissu qui a également indiqué que deux employés des transports locaux ont été rapidement arrêtés et font figure de suspects principaux. Ces 1.041 défenses attestent de la mort de plus de 500 éléphants, qui sont pourtant une espèce protégée. Pour le moment, les autorités tanzaniennes ignorent encore les dessous de l’affaire et l’origine des morceaux d’ivoire.Le 25 août 2011 à 17:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Garcia amazed by Kuyts effort

first_imgDirk Kuyt managed to score the opener in the legends match between Liverpool and Bayern Munich and Luis Garcia insisted that the Dutchman’s contribution was huge as he was running throughout the whole game.The Spaniard was amazed by Kuyt’s performance as he seemed to be tireless and was able to remain like that for the whole 90 minutes – scoring a goal himself and creating numerous other chances.The former Liverpool midfielder spoke about his former teammate as he said, according to liverpoolfc.com:“He was running the whole game! He was the youngest and he gave us the full 90 minutes and the goal and many chances.”rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“So I think it was fantastic to have him back.”“I’m so happy to be back here at Anfield. The crowd were again amazing. And it’s for a fantastic cause with our foundation.”“I think with a draw, we were waiting for another goal. We couldn’t quite do it but at the end, I think everybody enjoyed the game.”“It’s always a mix of feelings to come here, seeing some old friends and to catch up with most of them. And you see the crowd and all the kids coming to Anfield. “last_img read more

The man behind the Android G1 is working on a secret VR

first_img Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone 0 Former HTC CEO Peter Chou at the 2013 edition of MWC. He’s up to something new, and it’s not a phone. Stephen Shankland/CNET Peter Chou is back at MWC with a mysterious project. The man behind many beloved early Android phones from HTC, including the original T-Mobile G1, appeared at the Barcelona trade show Tuesday with his new company, XRSpace. The company is building a headset that combines a virtual reality experience with a social network platform. It will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile VR Platform, and will also mix in augmented reality. Like many of the products we’ve seen at MWC this year, it will run on 5G wireless technology.Other than that, there are no details. The company didn’t supply any images, and it didn’t bring the device to MWC. May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared MWC 2019: All the phones and gadgets we cared about reading • The man behind the Android G1 is working on a secret VR headset Share your voice Mobile World Congress 2019 • Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 But Chou’s pedigree as co-founder and former CEO of HTC during the company’s heyday means his startup can’t easily be dismissed. Chou helped pushed the smartphone trend forward with different materials and designs and was the man who pushed to build the original Android phone, the G1.Throughout it all, Chou always made sure the product had a slick look. XRSpace touts the new device as a “compact fashion statement.”Chou retired from HTC in 2015 as the company struggled to compete against bigger players such as Samsung and Huawei. Virtual Reality HTC See All Wearable Tech Phones 28 Photos Tags Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone Mobile World Congress 2019 Post a commentlast_img read more

A treat of three

first_imgCouple Trouble, a comic satire on men and changing values of marriage in modern times opened the Summer Theatre Festival on 22 June with a laugh riot that left the audience asking for more.Directed by Vikas Bahari, and based on a Marathi play Ankh Micholi, Couple Trouble was a comic take on everyday frustrations of men who feel trapped in a marriage. Originally written by CP Deshpande, the adult comedy is a depiction of the sexual fantasies of such men and aims at exposing their double standards while exploring the changing values of marital relationships in modern times. The play tickled the funny bone of many. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The love story of Priyamwada (Portia) and Basant (Bassanio) unfolded in a unique Indian avatar in the capital today in an Indian adaptation of William Shakespeare’s masterpiece Merchant of Venice. A presentation of The Films and Theater Society, Saudagar, was launched at the Shri Ram Centre Auditorium today on the second day (21 June) of the three-day Summer Theatre Festival. Directed by Atul Satya Koushik, the play recreates Portia and Bassanio’s love story in the Indian heartland albeit with quintessential Shakespearian moods on stage. After all it is an Indian adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘Adapting a William Shakespeare play is not easy at all. Every word written by him is a responsibility on you as it demands justice. If he chose to write a word, there has to be a reason behind it. In this adaptation, my constant endeavor was to keep the Shakespeare alive in every word that I write, every song that I play, and every emotion that I arise in my audience ‘, says Koushik. The play is garnished with light hearted jokes peculiar of Rajasthani life-style and hummable and rustic folk music along with the royal Rajputani feel to the entire grandeur.  The play had a rich background score and beautiful costumes designed by famous celebrity designer Mumtaz Khan in Bhopal.Staged on the last day of the festival (22 June),Wo Lahore recreated the tragic devastation of India’s partition through the story of a family based in Lahore. Directed by Atul Satya Koushik, Wo Lahore was a musical drama set in the middle of twentieth century India.The play was a story of an ordinary woman Jamuna, a mother of three sons, who tries to keep her family intact amid everything that is happening around.Full of Indian music, the play turned out to be an emotional roller coaster for the audience on the last day of the festival presented by the Films and Theatre Society.  From an adult comedy, to an Indian adaptation of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, the festival featured a wide range of stories and productions over the three-days that was loved and appreciated by all. It came as  a treat for the viewers.last_img read more

UK circus owner found guilty of elephant abuse

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement The 69-year-old Roberts told the court during a five-day trial that he would never have condoned the behavior of the groom, who is believed to have returned to his home in Romania.He was given a three-year conditional discharge Friday.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day LONDON (AP) – A British court has found a circus owner guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to a performing elephant.A judge at Northampton Crown Court convicted Bobby Roberts after the court was shown secretly-filmed footage of a groom hitting 58-year-old elephant Anne with a pitchfork.The video, which was recorded by the group Animal Defenders International in 2011, showed the groom kicking and hitting the Asian elephant, which was seen chained by a foot and a hind leg in a barn. Comments   Share   Quick workouts for men Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenixcenter_img Top Stories Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project 4 must play golf courses in Arizona 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finisheslast_img read more

Sunshine Coast and Brisbane partner to increase business to the

first_imgSunshine Coast and Brisbane partner to increase business to the ‘Great South East’Business Events Sunshine Coast (BESC) has created a new partnership with the Brisbane Convention Bureau to host a group of nine top event planners to the region representing companies including Aristocrat Technologies, New Zealand Engine Reconditioners Association, Total Event, Massey University, S2N Events, LexisNexis, CMA Events and Orbit World Travel offices of Hamilton and Tauranga.The planners from New Zealand and Sydney toured the two regions from 14-17 July before attending Convene Queensland (a business events trade show) in Brisbane on 18 July.“This is the first-time our convention bureau teams have worked together. It just makes sense to partner with the Brisbane Convention Bureau to create joint itineraries that offer the best of South East Queensland – from nature and beaches to signature city incentive activities and unique offsite venue offerings,” said Simon Latchford, CEO of Visit Sunshine Coast.“This visit, organised in conjunction with ProMag and the organiser of Convene Queensland, allowed us to host high level event planners from premium companies to experience our two regions first-hand.“Collectively, we are better equipped to service the needs of business event buyers. This is just the first step, but we are confident this initiative will increase future business and incentive group bookings for both of our regions.This is a golden opportunity to show key event decision makers what we do best,” added Mr Latchford.The visit allowed the group flexibility to fly direct from New Zealand and Sydney into Sunshine Coast Airport and following the visit, fly out of Brisbane Airport. During the visit, the group enjoyed dinner in the new private dining room at Spirit House Restaurant and Cooking School, Bush Tucker Experience with Live It Tours, Breakfast and VIP Animal Encounters at Australia Zoo. Brisbane activities included a gourmet lunch and celebrity chef cooking demonstrations at the Regional Flavours food festival, a tour of the Gallery of Modern Art’s exclusive Marvel exhibition, and a private luxury shopping experience at Queens Plaza.Brisbane Convention Bureau Acting General Manager, Juliet Alabaster, said partnering with BESC on joint itineraries would ensure business and incentive organisers could easily create the ultimate experience across both regions.“As a leading lifestyle city, Brisbane is flourishing with sophisticated venues and hotels, rich cultural attractions, exclusive major events and an eclectic restaurant and bar scene. Exciting new developments and tourism product coming online will bolster the city’s offering even further over the coming years,” Ms Alabaster said.“Partnering on joint itineraries presents an ideal opportunity to showcase how well Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast complement each other through unique and authentic experiences, which ultimately results in lasting memories for event and incentive delegates.“If the response from the event planners we’ve co-hosted over the past four days is anything to go by, demand will be strong for joint Brisbane and Sunshine Coast itineraries.”Following the visit, BESC and the Brisbane Convention Bureau will attend Convene Queensland to meet and promote their respective regions to over 200 event planners from around Australia and New Zealand.Complementing the collective itinerary creation and hosting of the business event buyers, the two convention bureaux will also jointly sponsor a breakfast event as part of the Convene Queensland trade expo.Source = Visit Sunshine Coastlast_img read more

Health minister vested interests threatening Gesy

first_imgHealth Minister Giorgos Pamboridis said last night a last-ditch effort by vested interests was afoot to scupper the national health scheme (Gesy).It was around 10pm when the minister tweeted that there was a “last-ditch effort in progress by the establishment to scupper Gesy. They are seeking a political leader to play the role of Judas. They probably found him … “Asked by a reporter to name and shame the people behind the bid, Pamboridis said “as regards the name, it will become apparent. As for the shame, I don’t think there is still such a concept in the land of saints.”In a third tweet the minister said when it was all over he was going to write a book so that people would get to know what games were played by politicians and vested interests.Bills that would enable rolling out the Gesy are scheduled to be voted by parliament on June 16.Last week, after the House health committee signed off on the three bills, the minister said it was the end of a long and painful procedure on the reform of the healthcare sector, (state hospital) autonomy, employment issues concerning the autonomy, and Gesy.At the time, Pamboridis thanked the committee and all political parties for their constructive stance during the discussion of the billsYou May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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The arrival of the bomb cyclone has brought with it a massive blizzard, particularly travellers, “PEACE should be banned for now…….when peace become pieces” Another user called Dike said “I have been trying to avoid saying anything about this Peace Mass Transit but it seems they won’t leave the headlines “This is a failure of the Nigerian FRSC Peace Mass ought not to be plying our roads anymore If you want to see how to run a stupid and successful business use Peace Mass as a case study There is no day you go to Peace mass that you won’t see agbero fighting with a passenger or driver doing same “They employ unfit and slow drunks who have no respect for speed limits and human life People who are brainless and dumb “I parted ways with these people a long while ago and will advise people to be wary before they embark on a journey with them” On her part Cecelia said “The truth is that Peace Mass drivers are very reckless They over speed a lot but management of the company refused to do anything about it lavishing human blood like say na pure water” A manhunt is under way after a mother and daughter were found stabbed to death in a brutal attack in their homeThe women aged 66 and 33 were pronounced dead at house in Golders Green north London last night and the suspect remains at large The Metropolitan Police are now hunting for Joshua Cohen 27 a man known to the two victims and that he should not be approached by members of the public#Wanted for questioning Joshua Cohen 27yrs wearing red Nike hooded sweatshirt with white trainers dark trousers #GoldersGreen pictwittercom/1R9cSGSPgw- MPS Barnet (@MPSBarnet) August 12 2017 A helicopter overhead a police van two ambulances and seven police ambulances in #GoldersGreen tonight #London pictwittercom/cf45md7dUP- Jordan Anderson (@JordTAnderson) August 11 2017 He is described as white 5ft 9in tall with cropped hair and stubble He was last spotted wearing a red Nike sweatshirt with a white logo on it white trainers and dark grey trousers or tracksuit bottoms A Met Police spokesman said: "Joshua has recently shaved off his head and eyebrowsCredit: Google Streetview"He has mental health issues including paranoid schizophrenia and should not be approached by members of the public"Detective Inspector Ian Lott from the Homicide and Major Crime Command said: "This was a devastating attack on two women in their homes"The individual we are seeking was known to them and from all the information we have acted alone"Lots of police cars and helicopter in Golders Green. whats going on! #metpolice- Jenilee Graham (@Jers1609) August 11 2017Whats going on in Golders Green @MPSGoldersGreen Armed police lots of police vehicles and a chopper overhead- Suze (@SuzeTwtr) August 11 2017Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Rose from Barnet said: "I would like to reassure local residents that police are doing everything they can to find and apprehend the individual suspected to be involved in this horrific attack"High visibility foot patrols have been stepped up in the area and police will be on hand to listen and respond to community concerns"We will continue to work with the CST and keep them fully updated with significant developments" Featured Image Credit: Police Handout Topics: Police despite announcing his intention to drop out,“Last night I submitted my withdrawal from the race for Secretary of State,” Infantino said. Vladimir Putin on Wednesday thanked Gianni Infantino, "It’s built around building relationships. Ketterling said. read more